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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?

Is Orange County turning the corner on homelessness?

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A flurry of activity aimed at housing the chronically homeless in Orange County has advocates and local leaders optimistic about the future.

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

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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.

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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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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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Santa Ana considers rent control as housing costs rise

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Santa Ana is the latest California city, and the only one in Orange County, to consider rent control as one solution to the housing affordability crisis.

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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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