The most recent census of homeless people in Orange County, in January 2017, found 3,832 people on the streets or in emergency shelters. Based on an estimate by UC Irvine researchers that 39 percent of this population is chronically homeless, that leads to an estimated 1,495 chronically homeless people in Orange County, the population for which the researchers found the most significant cost savings when they're provided permanent supportive housing.

For the full story, please visit https://voiceofoc.org/2018/03/county-government-has-at-least-230-million-it-could-use-to-address-homelessness/.

 

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