End Homelessness
in Orange County

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Homelessness has grown to crisis proportions in Orange County. Too many of our fellow neighbors have lost hope. Veterans who fought for our freedom are now fighting for a place to call home. People with disabilities often find themselves chronically homeless.

If we don't tackle this now through a comprehensive community-wide solution, it will spiral out of control.

The time to act is now...
I applaud the business, philanthropic, and faith-based communities becoming actively engaged with the Orange County United Way in their United to End Homelessness Initiative. Many OC residents have been struggling for too long and recent news has shown that it has become a crisis situation. All sectors of the county must come together to help end street homelessness in OC once and for all.
- EARVIN "MAGIC" JOHNSON
Proclamation on Homelessness

We, the undersigned, agree that…

  • Every man, woman and child in Orange County should be treated with dignity and respect, including those experiencing homelessness.
  • Everyone experiencing homelessness has a unique background, life story, and circumstances that led them into their current circumstances.
  • We are willing to have our own preconceptions about homelessness challenged and reframed in our effort to seek real and lasting solutions.
  • Those in our community suffering from debilitating and disabling conditions who are chronically homeless should be provided with housing and all necessary support.
  • We must work together to solve homelessness; no one entity, including government, can do it alone. It will take all of us working together to #endHomelessnessOC

Therefore, be it resolved that…

As a citizen of Orange County, I will do everything I can to ensure that integrated and sustainable solutions are implemented for my neighbors suffering from homelessness and, together, we can #endHomelessnessOC.

Meet "Santa Bob"

An Orange County Resident

Our Goals

Our overall goal is to end homelessness in Orange County. Key to achieving this is implementing the recommendations laid out in the groundbreaking 2017 UCI Homelessness Cost study. To that end, we will:

  • Rally our community in support of a permanent supportive housing solution for chronically homeless individuals.

  • Identify homes for our chronically homeless neighbors in need through accessing existing rental units and by working with our partners to support and champion efforts to develop new units.

  • Work with the County and others to leverage data that can help the community gain detailed insights so that we may enhance the overall system of care.

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Did you know?

Orange County's Top 3 Causes of Homelessness

Based on a recent cost analysis

1. Employment

Inability to secure or retain a job with sustainable wages.

2. Housing Costs

Inability to meet the rising financial demands for housing.

3. Family Issues

Such as domestic violence, family dysfunction, relationship dissolution or death of a family member.

Learn the True Costs of Homelessness in Orange County
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