Our current annual cost for Orange County’s chronic homeless:
$100,759
Per
Person*
(Includes ER visits, law enforcement and other services)
A proven alternative to these high costs
Supportive housing
cuts costs almost in half:
$51,587
Per
Person*
(Includes housing and supportive services)
If all of OC’s chronic homeless were provided supportive housing we’d save
$42 million
Per
Year*
(Includes rent and support services)
*Homelessness In Orange County: The Costs To Our Community Executive Summary (2017).
Commissioned by Orange County United Way, Jamboree and University of California, Irvine.

Salt Lake City and Orlando reduced homelessness by 50%.
We can too.

Who We Are

The United to End Homelessness initiative, led by United Way, is comprised of Orange County’s top business, philanthropic, governmental, faith-based and, non-profit leaders and as well as caring residents like you who agree that we must act now if we are to end our community’s homeless crisis.

Orange County’s top business, philanthropic, governmental, faith-based and, non-profit leaders

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United to End Homelessness is committed to reducing homelessness in Orange County to functional zero by the year 2024. This means that there will be services and housing for every individual who needs it.

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