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For chronic homelessness in Orange County, we are spending :
$100,759
Per
Person,
Per
Year*
(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,
Per
Year*
(Includes housing and supportive services)
If all of OC’s chronic homeless were provided supportive housing we could 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, empowered by United Way, is a powerful collaboration between Orange County’s top business, philanthropic, governmental, faith-based and non-profit leaders. It also depends on caring residents like you who agree that we must act now if we are to end our community’s homeless crisis. We are all working together to create long-term supportive housing to do more for those most in need.

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. This means that there will be services and housing available for every individual who may need them. We complement the work of the Orange County Commission to End Homelessness and Continuum of Care Board.

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