On OC: Apartments for Homeless

United Way Chief Operating Officer Carla Vargas updates progress on homelessness programs in Orange County, discussing a new pilot program, funded by a $250,000 grant from the County of Orange, that hopes to connect homeless people who are ready for permanent supportive housing with willing apartment owners as a way of quickly moving the dial to address an estimated need of 2,700 permanent supportive housing units across the county.

On OC: Duke Nguyen Talks about Running for OC Sheriff

Tustin resident Duke Nguyen, a former Santa Ana Police officer who now works as an investigator with the LA District Attorney’s office, talks about why he’s running to be Orange County’s next Sheriff. Nguyen’s opponent, Under Sheriff Don Barnes, also has been invited to offer his insights on the election.

On OC: Gil Cisneros on the 39th, Mike Levin on the 49th

Mike Levin, who is running for Congress in South Orange County’s 49th Congressional District and Gil Cisneros, who is running in North Orange Counth’s 39th Congressional District both join the On OC podcast to offer their perspectives on seeking office. Their opponents, Diane Harkey in the 49th Congressional District and Young Kim in the 39th Congressional District also have been invited to share their insights.

On OC: Funding Homelessness

Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr., interviews Jack Toan, vice president at Wells Fargo. A leader in Orange County and part of Well’s Fargo’s Corporate Responsibility team, Toan is working with the United Way on funding UC Irvine cost studies on homelessness. He talks about the challenges in the philanthropic community around funding programs on housing.