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OC mayors have picked a new, remote site to shelter evicted homeless

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| Homeless advocates had criticized similar proposed sites, raising concerns about access to services, transportation and jobs, since the goal is to move as many people as possible off the the streets permanently.

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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These police officers were assigned to help the homeless, but did they?

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The LAPD launched its program in 2016 and its officers have contacted thousands of homeless people. But its unclear how many actually received help.

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GOP tax plan could make California's housing crisis worse

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The Republican tax plan would have a "devastating" impact on the state's efforts to address affordable housing and homelessness, experts say.

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LA's plan to keep intoxicated people out of the ER and jail

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The county's first sobering center opens Monday on Skid Row. It will primarily serve homeless, intoxicated people who might otherwise end up in jail or an emergency room.

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LA has more chronically homeless than any other city

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L.A. has the most chronically homeless residents in the U.S. for the second year in a row, according to a federal report released this week. So what are we doing about it?

Homeless seniors find home in new SoCal apartment complex

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The Winnetka Villa Apartments, a new housing development for homeless and low-income senior citizens, held its grand opening Thursday.

How Riverside County reached 'functional zero' veteran homelessness

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The tools to reach functional zero include prioritizing veterans, using actual veterans in outreach, treating veterans as individuals and working with law enforcement.