Homelessness

County Homeless Shelter In Anaheim Taking Shape

The Orange County Register reports: Orange County lawyers are drafting a list of proposed conditions that will be delivered this month to Anaheim as part of an effort to build a year-round homeless shelter near the city’s boundary with Fullerton. Anaheim and county officials have spent several months hammering out plans for a year-round shelter with 200 beds and a ...

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Murray Honored For Safe Housing Efforts

From the Orange County Breeze: The California Apartment Association – South Coast hosted “The Inaugural CAA South Coast Charity Gala Benefitting the Rapid Rehousing Initiative” last night at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The gala raised funds to support the Orange County United Way’s Rapid Rehousing Initiative, which helps homeless families find stable, permanent housing in the apartment community. The ...

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An Appropriate Local Government Response To Homelessness

The OC Register on Friday published an article on the Anaheim Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team: Up to 10 officers eventually will be assigned to work on the Homeless Outreach Team, charged with building a rapport with the growing number of indigents living in Orange County’s most populous city. The Anaheim Poverty Task Force this year counted 447 homeless people ...

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Anti-Camping Ordinance Is Pro-Public, Not “Criminalizing Homelessness”

Some thoughts on the ongoing debate over Anaheim’s recently adopted anti-camping ordinance. For starters, it was good to see the City Council unanimity on the matter. This really isn’t a complicated issue: there is a homeless encampment in La Palma Park which has a deleterious effect on the life of neighboring residents and is effectively denying the use of a ...

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