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Can Homelessness Be Solved?

November 28, 2016

The Commission to End Homelessness provides oversight and accountability for the implementation of the goals and strategies as defined in the Orange County Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness (The Plan).

In 2008, the county assembled a working group made up of homeless service providers and other community stakeholders selected on the basis of their area and level of expertise, leadership ability, and willingness to commit the necessary time and effort to engage in the planning process for a ten-year plan to end homelessness in Orange County.

The working group developed a plan that has established regional goals and strategies necessary for ending homelessness over the next decade. With The Plan adopted by the county, it is now the Commission's responsibility to ensure the objectives set forth in The Plan are achieved.

According to the Orange County Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, "Orange County has made a commitment to end homelessness over the course of the next decade. It will take resources, both human and financial, as well as a willingness among multiple groups of stakeholders to work together for the good of the entire community to achieve this result. Especially given the current economic situation, which places more households at-risk for homelessness and has already increased the number of homeless households, the timeliness of the Ten-Year Plan makes its adoption and implementation even more critical and relevant."

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Orange County has made a commitment to end homelessness.