Voice of OC Podcast: Orange County’s Homeless

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For the third episode of our podcast, Voice of OC reporters Tracy Wood, Nick Gerda and Thy Vo sit down with Tim Houchen, a member of the Civic Center Roundtable, to talk about new development in Orange County’s longstanding efforts to build a year-round homeless shelter.

This week county supervisors approved the purchase of a $4.25 million property in Anaheim.

Take a look at some of our past reporting:

8/3/2011: “Beaten to Death

8/4/2011: “Dad! Dad! Dad!

6/19/2013: “Fullerton Council Rejects Agreement for Homeless Shelter

4/2/2014: “Homeless People at Civic Center Organize City Hall Lobby

8/20/14: “Hundreds Turn Out to Protest Santa Ana Homeless Shelter

11/19/14: “Supervisors Reject Latest Homeless Shelter Plan, Push for Bus Terminal Site

5/8/15: “Anaheim, Fullerton Pitch in for Possible Homeless Shelter

5/10/15: “Wisdom from Years of Fighting Homelessness

6/3/15: “Plans For OC’s First Year-Round Homeless Shelter Move Forward

Houchen also references the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009.

Listen to Episode 1: The Art of the Stonewall and Episode 2: DA Clears Pulido.

  • Ricardo Toro

    Excellent conversation on the history and current efforts to deal with this issue.
    Is the transcript of the Podcast available?