Homelessness

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

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

On Friday, October 29, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) has released the application for $50 million in funding for the brand-new Encampment Resolution Grant program. These funds will be available on a competitive basis to local governments that commit to addressing specific, …continue reading

Cover art for OCB's 2021 October Dining, Arts, and Entertainment guide.

Top Ten Stories for October 03 through October 09 include a religious scam, homelessness and mental health, and free compost. Top Ten Stories for October 03 through October 09 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Ex-pastor of Orange County …continue reading

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, representing Assembly District 65 in California, after COVID-19.

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Orange County Homelessness and Mental Health Services organized a hearing between local officials, mental health providers, and homeless outreach service providers to engage in addressing the growing concerns of homelessness and mental health facing Orange County. “I …continue reading

GG Garden Grove city news

The City of Garden Grove continues to seek community input on the Draft Comprehensive Strategic Plan to Address Homelessness (CSPAH) to plan for the short- and long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and explore different programs and solutions for homelessness. The online survey, available in multiple languages, can be accessed …continue reading

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, representing Assembly District 65 in California, during COVID-19.

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) presented her legislative package addressing housing and homelessness in Assembly policy committees. All of the bills have passed, with most receiving bi-partisan support. “The impacts of the pandemic have been felt by all Californians. I wanted to have my housing and homelessness legislation reflect …continue reading

featured graphic for Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva

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

featured graphic for John Briscoe for Congress during COVID-19

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

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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