Homelessness

Are Days Numbered For Maxwell Park Homeless Encampment?

The temporary emergency shelter on State College is due to open its doors the morning of December 20. The first order of business is to accommodate those homeless encamped at Maxwell, Twila Reid and La Palma parks.  Homeless people camping at those parks have been outreached to and warned that with the opening of the temporary shelter, the city will ...

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State College Shelter To Open On December 20

The 200-bed temporary emergency homeless shelter on State College Street – what some are calling the “Miracle on State College” – is ready to open tomorrow morning and begin receiving homeless people living in Maxwell, Twila Reid and La Palma parks and begin receiving tomorrow morning. In a testament to the private sector speed and nimbleness and a City Hall ...

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Temporary Emergency Homeless Shelter On Track To Open By December 20

The temporary emergency homeless shelter approved last week by the Anaheim City Council is  taking shape with breathtaking speed and will be ready to accept its first clients on Wednesday, December 19. Crews have been working virtually non-stop since last week, and the pace of the progress is astonishing. Here some photos taken inside the shelter earlier today: Beds have ...

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Anaheim Will Buy Piano Empire Superstore, Turn Into Homeless Shelter

At special Anaheim City Council meeting this afternoon, the Anaheim City Council voted to approve the purchase of the building that is currently home to the Piano Empire piano superstore, and convert it into a temporary homeless shelter with up to 125 beds.  The building is directly across the street from county’s 200-bed The Bridges at Kraemer homeless shelter. The ...

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Homeless Tent City At Maxwell Park Keeps Growing

I visited Maxwell Park yesterday. The scene was reminiscent of the early days of the Santa Ana River Trail encampment. Since visiting the park a month ago, the transient population has grown considerably. I counted nearly 30 tents, along with piles of stuff and a number of barking dogs  of various sizes. Maxwell Park is in District 1, represented by ...

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District 1: Homeless Encampment Has Taken Over Maxwell Park

If, as the saying goes, possession is nine-tenths of the law, then Maxwell Park belongs to homeless campers – not the general, taxpaying, law-abiding public. Earlier this week, Anaheim Blog took these photos of Maxwell Park – which is in District 1, represented by Councilmember Denise Barnes: Yes – that is human feces at the park’s restroom. The trash can ...

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La Palma Park Becoming A Homelessness Haven…Again

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno posted this on his Facebook page earlier this week: Fortunately for Moreno’s constituents, they don’t have to go far to do that: La Palma Park in District 3 is again becoming a homeless haven, as these photos taken earlier this week illustrate:   Transients are noticeably absent from the section of La Palma Park ...

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