Homelessness |

OC's homelessness problem is bigger than the Santa Ana riverbed

Jill Replogle
| While officials work furiously to find housing for those evicted from the riverbed, nearly 5,000 people go without permanent shelter in Orange County on any given night.

Orange County struggles to find motels to house homeless

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Workers are frantically calling motel owners, seeking rooms for the homeless people being removed from the Santa Ana riverbed.

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Homeless at OC riverbed camp prepare to move

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A court deal means homeless people camped along a riverbed in Orange County have to move. Many are grateful for the motel vouchers that are promised to come with the deal.

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These LA billboards are advertising a crisis

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Turning an iconic L.A. image on its head, more than a dozen billboards around the city feature the Hollywood sign replaced with the word 'HOMELESS.'

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Judge halts clearing of OC homeless encampments

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But OC Sheriff's deputies plan to continue to patrol the area for "criminal activity" even if they can't cite people for trespassing and camping.

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Judge to hear arguments in OC homeless lawsuit

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A federal judge will hear arguments for and against halting Orange County's efforts to clear homeless encampments from the Santa Ana River.

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Homeless advocates sue to stop Orange County from clearing homeless camps

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Advocates for the homeless filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to stop Orange County from removing the roughly 500 to 1,000 people living along the Santa Ana riverbed.

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Homeless being told to leave Santa Ana River encampment

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Orange County sheriff's deputies are going tent to tent, telling people they need to move. "I didn’t know I was going to end up here, didn’t want to, either," said one man.

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