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

AnswersToOCCAPBC.pdf
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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After the Shouting, Do Shelters and Supportive Housing Harm Neighborhoods?

This article which cites research studies and data tries to answer the following questions in the wake of disputes against shelters for homeless in NY: What effects do residential facilities for the homeless really have on their surroundings? Are…

Strategies to End Homelessness: Current Approaches to Evaluation

Homelessness is a concern throughout Canada in rural, urban, southern and northern areas (Wellesley Institute, 2010). One estimate of homelessness in Canada indicates that there are about 150,000 people who seek refuge in…

A Survey of Best Practices: Communities Making A Difference

Most People Aren’t Affected by Homelessness. Until You Are. Until you come home from a war and just can’t tackle the day-to-day responsibilities needed to provide shelter. Until an elder, without money or family, takes to the street. Until the…

The Applicability of Housing First Models to Homeless Persons With Serious Mental Illness

Understanding homelessness is a necessary step toward ending it, especially for those persons living with a chronic condition such as mental illness, an addiction, or physical disability. Ending chronic homelessness remains a national goal for…

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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Homelessness In Orange County: The Costs To Our Community

The purpose of this project has been to conduct a countywide cost study, with two primary objectives:
First, to estimate the economic expenditures on homelessness that have accrued to the county, its 34 municipalities, and its non-governmental…

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 …

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,…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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