Making Affordable Housing Make Sense

By: Jeffrey Steele April 2, 2019 — Making affordable housing development and preservation financially feasible is difficult and getting more competitive and complex every day. “That’s happening because the demand for low- and moderate-income housing…


No Change in Climate for San Clemente’s Homeless

This area located at North Beach has now become a “conflict zone” for the homeless and local residents as each compete for the rightful use of the high-quality public space there. The residents feel a sense of entitlement based on economic status and a belief that the prized public space is to their benefit, bought and paid for in sweat equity and property taxes. The homeless are drawn into conflict because they have nowhere else to go.



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Rest in Peace “Dirty Santa”

By: Tim HouchenDecember 12, 2018 — This is a story that I wrote several years ago while I was still homeless and living at the Santa Ana Civic Center. The story is about a guy…








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Housing is on the Midterm Ballot

By Noelle Porter October 15, 2018 — With less than a month to go until the 2018 elections, your TVs, computers, and phones are dominated by candidates telling you where they stand on health care,…




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David Robert Doan

David Doan was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 21, 1969. He went to school in Orange County and graduated while living in Norco, CA. By his own admission, he had been homeless in Orange…


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Salvation Army Hospitality House

Santa Ana Hospitality House 818 E. 3rd Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 Telephone: (714) 542-9576 Email: OrangeCounty@usw.salvationarmy.org Website: www.salvationarmyoc.org Our Services Transitional Living Programs Emergency Shelter Daily Meal Service Case Management and Counseling Employment Assistance and Job…


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WISE Place for Women

Address: 1411 N. Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92706 Phone: 714-542-3577 Email: info@wiseplace.org Website: www.wiseplace.org 1 in 4 homeless individuals is an unaccompanied woman. That’s 25 percent of the homeless population! This is a population that is severely…


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Laura’s House

Domestic Violence Advocacy Center: 12453 Lewis Street, Suite 201 Garden Grove, CA 92840 Phone: (714) 450-6131 24 Hour Toll Free Hotline – (866) 498-1511 Website: www.laurashouse.org Email: info@laurashouse.org Children’s Programs Provides therapeutic preschool and Kid’s Club…


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Interval House

Address: 6615 East Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 170 Long Beach, CA 90803 Hotlines: 562-594-4555 and 714-891-8121 Phone: 562-594-9492 Fax: 562-596-3370 Email: admin@intervalhouse.org Website: www.intervalhouse.org Specialized Programs and Services Available in over 70 Languages 24-Hour Crisis Hotlines Pioneering…


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Women’s Transitional Living Center

Administrative Office:  Women’s Transitional Living Center, Inc. (WTLC) P.O. Box 916 Fullerton CA 92832 24-hour Bilingual Hotline: (877) 531-5522 Administrative Office Phone: (714) 992-1939 Ext. 100 Community Services: (714) 992-1939 Ext. 117 Email: For more…


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Thomas House Family Shelter —

Thomas House Family Shelter — P.O. Box 2737 Garden Grove, CA 92842 Phone: 714-554-0357 Hotline 4 Homeless Families: 714-647-7534 Fax: 714-265-0640  Info@ThomasHouseShelter.org Transitional Shelter Case Management Counseling Life Skills Training Homeless Prevention Resource Assistance Employment Assistance Children’s Programs For…