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Building the System of Care

A set of three distinct presentations describe how the OC Continuum of Care is being built. The first, Assessment of Homeless Services of the County in 2016 and the progress made since then as well as future plans. The second is, Mental Health…

AB-448 Joint Powers Authority: Orange County Housing Trust (2017-2018)

A housing trust fund will be created for OC if CA passes AB 448 (Daly) 2018.

Below is excerpt introduced in response to the OC Homelessness crisis. Thanks to the tireless work of activists and advocates such as Orange County Poverty Alleviation…

Orange County Catholic Worker v. Orange County, Case 8:18-cv- 000155, Filed 01/29/18

Federal-lawsuit-against-Santa-Ana-River-Trail-homeless-evictions.pdf
Lawsuit filed by the Elder Law and Disability Rights Center in the US District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division. 40 pages.

UnitedtoEndHomelessness_South County Faith April 2018.pdf
Presentation at the OC Clergy To End Homelessness, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Mission Viejo.

32 slides describing the methodology, findings, and recommendations from the UCI/United Way/Jamboree Housing Study. It includes the…

ACCOCUnitedtoEndHomelessnessClergyEventApril2018.pdf
The Association of California Cities–Orange County (ACC-OC) represents the interests of Orange County cities on regional public policy issues. The Association believes in education that empowers, policy development that is collaborative, and advocacy…

City of Irvine Housing Strategy and Implementation Plan

[This is a great report to understand Irvine's visionary housing development, and principles and implementations such as inclusionary zoning and the Irvine Community Land Trust].

From the Executive Summary: The cost of housing is very high in…

Some Facts About Homelessness in the OC and Affordable Housing in Irvine

In March 2018 the Orange County Board of Supervisors, California, voted to use land that it owns in the City of Irvine near the Great Park, to erect temporary housing shelters for people vacated from the Santa Ana Riverbed (Santa Ana Skid River). The…

Impacts of Chico's Public Safety Approach to Homelessness: Initial Analyses  (2017)

This is a 25 page pdf study conducted by an interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff at CSU Chico. There is an executive summary on page 24-25.

Municipalities around the country are increasingly concerned about a rise in homelessness. While…

Fact Sheet: Housing First

A 2-page fact from the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Answers these questions:
What is Housing First?
How is Housing First different from other approaches?
Who can be be helped by Housing First?
What are the elements of a Housing First…

An Assessment of Homeless Services in Orange County

Susan Price (OC’s Continuum of Care Director aka The Homelessness Czar) assessment of homelessness services in Orange County and the need to do more. 43 pages. Includes glossary, program descriptions such as what does Continuum of Care mean? What is…

SB 35 Statewide Determination Summary

3 table; 7 page report from the California Dept. of Housing and Community Development is a determination that represents Annual Progress Report (APR) data received as of January 31, 2018, and will be updated at least quarterly to incorporate new or…

Orange County Continuum of Care 2017 Homeless Count and Survey Report Point In Time

On a single night in January 2017, 4,792 people experienced homelessness in Orange County. Homeless people in Orange County are diverse: they are young and old, men and women, chronic and newly homeless, alone or in families. The
2017 count shows…

Where There's Will There's A Way: Housing Orange County's Chronically Homeless

Does the County of Orange have the political will to overcome the roadblocks to housing the county’s chronically homeless population? That's the question the 2017-2018 Orange County Grand Jury examined.

Despite research evidence for the success…

City of Irvine 2013 - 2021 Housing Element

The Irvine Housing Element (122 pages, PDF) is structured to reflect the “Housing Element Building Blocks” model developed by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

HCD is responsible for …

A Conversation on Poverty (video)

A conversation between Mohammed Ally, attorney and founder of Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition and Irvine resident and researcher Dr. Coleman. Provides a good overview of the OC Homelessness crisis at this point in time, March - May 2018,…
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