Homelessness

featured graphic for Katrina Foley, 2nd District Supervisor for the County of Orange, California., after COVID-19

Supervisor Katrina Foley commented on the recently released Grand Jury Report titled “How is Orange County Addressing Homelessness,” after reviewing the investigation and analysis. The official Grand Jury report cites testimony from Supervisor Foley’s hearing on Homelessness on April 20, 2022 (page 11) and data from the Homeless Services Assessment …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer issued the following statement about Orange County’s 16.65% reduction in the number of people experiencing homelessness since he became the District Attorney in 2019: “Today is an incredible day in Orange County. Homelessness has been reduced by 16.65% across the entire county over the …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announced that his legislation to add clarity and accountability to California’s efforts to address homelessness has earned bipartisan support and recently passed 4-0 out of the Senate Committee on Human Services. “I am pleased to see this measure receive bipartisan support. There seems …continue reading

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Illumination Foundation, a nonprofit organization with the mission to disrupt the cycle of homelessness, will host the “Together We Can: Solutions to Address Health Equity” consortium on April 19, 2022 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. The one-day event is focused on integrating effective solutions to lowering the barriers …continue reading

featured graphic for California State Treasurer Fiona Ma after COVID-19

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the sale of $1.05 billion in Social Bonds by the California Health Facilities Financing Authority for the State’s No Place Like Home (NPLH) program to provide housing and assistance to the State’s homeless population. The bonds are designated as “Social Bonds” because they follow …continue reading

featured graphic for California State Senator Scott Wilk during COVID-19

Senate and Assembly Republicans have introduced “ACT on Homelessness (Accountability, Compassion and Treatment),” a comprehensive legislative package to address homelessness. For more information on the Legislative Republican ACT on Homelessness, click here. While Sacramento Democrats and the governor have thrown $17 billion at the homeless crisis over the past four …continue reading

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The County of Orange (County) was awarded $17 million in funding under Round Two of the State Homekey program to acquire the former Quality Inn and Suites in Huntington Beach and convert the former hotel into 62 units of housing for people experiencing homelessness and chronic homelessness. The County submitted …continue reading

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On Friday, January 7, Legislative Republicans in both the Senate and Assembly called on Governor Newsom to convene an Extraordinary Special Session of the Legislature to immediately address homelessness, rather than waiting for action through the traditional Legislative calendar for 2022. Led by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Assemblywoman …continue reading

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Ahead of Veterans Day, Governor Gavin Newsom today visited veterans receiving COVID-19 vaccines and flu shots at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he highlighted the state’s ongoing efforts to increase vaccination rates and promote booster shots for eligible populations and investments to address veterans’ homelessness. Joined …continue reading