With their city being one of the main hubs for homeless people in Orange County, Santa Ana officials are scheduled to hold an in-depth discussion on the issue this week.

At a special study session, council members will explore the history, polices and future opportunities when it comes to homelessness.

Dozens of homeless people live in the Santa Ana’s civic center. Occasionally, homeless families with small children are seen in the area.

The study session starts Thursday at 4 p.m.

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