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As Orange County scrambles to address homeless crisis, here's what you need to know

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| After county leaders proposed, and then backtracked on, sites for new homeless shelters, a federal judge is pressuring Orange County cities to craft alternatives.

Half of homeless removed from OC encampment now have shelter

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Some 330 homeless people removed from the Santa Ana River encampment have been placed in emergency shelters or temporary, supportive housing, a county memo reports.

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OC cities threaten lawsuits to keep homeless shelters out

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County officials want to put up temporary homeless shelters in three OC cities to settle a federal lawsuit. City officials say they'll sue.

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Is Orange County leaving mental health dollars on the table?

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A recent state audit found that counties have a total of $2.5 billion in unspent funds that they could be using to address mental health and homelessness.

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Orange County leaders move to open new homeless shelters

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For months, county leaders insisted there were enough beds for 700 homeless who had been living in an encampment. Now, the officials seems to have made an about-face.

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Some OC homeless could get extended motel stays

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County officials agreed Saturday to consider extending motel stays for some homeless people who were evicted from an encampment along the Santa Ana river last month.

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Orange County homeless relocated to motels are being moved again

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Some of the nearly 700 people moved into motels from a homeless encampment in February got letters saying they'll soon have to move. A legal hearing will be held Saturday.

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Deadline looms to find shelter for OC homeless in motels

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Orange County officials are running up against a deadline to find alternative shelter for nearly 700 homeless people staying in motels. Can they do it?

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