Tag Archives: homelessness

Senator Umberg’s Homelessness Relief Plan for Motel Conversion Passes the Senate Floor

From the office of Senator Tom Umberg: On May 6, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Santa Ana) has moved his Senate Bill 450 (SB 450) through the California State Senate. SB 450 streamlines the process of converting motels into supportive and transitional housing. The bill would exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) projects related to the conversion ...

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La Mesa, Salvation Army Homeless Shelters Open; State College Temporary Shelter Closes Down Early

Anaheim has met its obligation under a federal court settlement to provide a minimum of 325 permanent homeless shelter beds, staff informed the city council at its March 5 meeting.  Under the terms of the settlement, the city was not free to enforce laws against camping and storing property in public parks and other city-owned spaces until it could meet that ...

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Anaheim Emergency Homeless Shelters Plan On Track

The Salvation Army’s 224-bed temporary shelter has opened its doors and is accepting homeless individuals, as the city continues making progress toward establishing and maintaining the requisite number of shelter beds to permit continued enforcement of anti-camping laws in city parks. The federal settlement agreement requires Anaheim to have 325 shelter beds to permit enforcement of anti-campaign laws. As of ...

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Homeless Encampments Cleared From La Palma, Schweitzer, Maxwell Parks, Other Locations

[H/T to commenter David Michael Klawe for bringing this to our attention.] The City of Anaheim posted this update yesterday on Nextdoor.com: Anaheim Shelter Plan update: Park encampments cleared More than 150 people have moved to an interim emergency homeless shelter from Maxwell, La Palma and Schweitzer parks, a west Anaheim street corner, an underpass at Gene Autry Way and ...

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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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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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