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Kriz: 5% of OC’s Beginning of Year Homeless Population is Now Dead, with 51 New Deaths in July, 287 for the Year

With 51 new homeless deaths in OC, 287 for the year, a full 5% of OC’s beginning of the year homeless population is now dead. If things don’t change then 8-10% of OC’s homeless population will be dead by the end of the year. And this is only the tip of the iceberg. A veritable defibrillator is needed to get the County’s response to its homelessness crisis, increasingly putting at risk families with young kids, to work.