ACLU report: Orange County has the money to end homelessness

Orange County could readily house its homeless population by funding its own 10-year Plan to End Homelessness enacted in 2010, according to a detailed analysis released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.

The report explores the question of why a wealthy region such as Orange County has fallen so far behind in housing the homeless and the poor.

A key conclusion in the 42-page report: The county has been stingy with its own money, relying almost strictly on “stagnant” federal and state funding to solve its homelessness crisis.

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