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Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) introduced a package of housing bills this week that address a spectrum of issues including homelessness, affordable housing development, rent stabilization and protections for our most vulnerable populations. Legislation Introduced: Assembly Bill 362: Shelters and Transparency: Seeks to improve the conditions of shelters by requiring that …continue reading

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The campaign for John Briscoe in the 47th Congressional District centered in Long Beach has started a series of videos highlighting issues, including homelessness, in the region currently represented by Alan Lowenthal. The 47th Congressional District also covers the west Orange County cities of Garden Grove, Westminster, Stanton, Los Alamitos, …continue reading

The U.S. Census Bureau will begin the special operation to count people experiencing homelessness in local communities across the country on Sept. 22. Specially trained census takers will count people Sept. 22-24 at shelters, soup kitchens and mobile food van stops in an operation called Service-Based Enumeration (SBE). Census takers …continue reading

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom visited a Project Roomkey motel in Santa Clara County to highlight progress that the state and counties have made together in providing safe isolation capacity to protect people experiencing homelessness from COVID-19. The state’s effort, Project Roomkey, has directly led to 10,974 hotel and motel rooms …continue reading

The County of Orange is exploring all precautionary and preventative measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within the homeless population. The County has identified short-term strategies that provide alternative placement for sheltered individuals who are elderly and/or those who have severe underlying health conditions. This includes about 80 recuperative …continue reading