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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…

The Impact of Supportive Housing on Surrounding Neighborhoods: Evidence from New York City

This 8-page policy brief is a summary of the Furman Center’s research on the effects supportive housing has on the values of surrounding properties.

...findings show that the values of properties within 500 feet of supportive housing …

No Safe Place: A Survey of Hate Crimes and Violence Committed against Homeless People in 2014 & 2015 documents the known cases of violence against individuals experiencing homelessness by housed individuals in those two years. The report includes…

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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 …

Homelessness Tools and Resources for Cities and Counties: Homelessness Task Force Report

48 page report. California is home to 21 of the 30 most expensive rental markets in the nation and the state does not have enough affordable housing stock to meet the demand of low-income households. The state’s 2.2 million extremely low-income and…

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…

The State of the Nation's Housing 2018

Since 1988, the JCHS annual State of the Nation’s Housing report has provided an overview of housing market conditions in the U.S. This year's report marks the 30th anniversary; this year’s report not only examines recent trends, but assesses whether…

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…

Why turning homelessness into a crime is cruel and costly

Two law professors who study how laws can make homelessness better or worse, encourage cities, suburbs and towns to avoid punishing people who live in public and have nowhere else to go. One big reason: These “anti-vagrancy laws” are…

Solutions for Homelessness: What Works and What's Ahead

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Presentation by Helen Cameron, Business Development Manager at Jamboree Housing Corporation (Irvine), one of three panelists at Homelessness Demystified: Creating Awareness, Understanding, and Solutions, 2 February 2019, Canvas, Irvine. About the…

The Changing Household and Housing Characteristics of Irvine, 2000-2016

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A comprehensive project submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree Master of Urban and Regional Planning, UCLA. 60 page report with figures, tables, references, links, and footnotes. Advised by Melissa Fox, Irvine City…

Answers to Questions: About the Current Homelessness Crisis in the OC

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In late March and April of 2018, discussions erupted among many Southern Orange County residents about homelessness in the OC. In an effort to help the community know more about the history, the current situation, and potential solutions of…

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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…

Feline Fun Friday Fact: I am Smokie (meme)

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Introducing Smokie, the cute little cat. The City of Irvine has a Pet Care Center - animal shelter - but no emergency housing for Irvine residents who become homeless.
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