Kriz: A Record Thirty-Four People Died “Without Fixed Abode” in OC in April 2020, Now for God’s Sake Do Something!

A record Thirty-Four people died “without fixed abode” in OC last month, April 2020, eighty percent to one hundred percent more than then the year before. What to do? Let the State use FEMA funds to simply buy the near empty hotels needed to bring everybody indoors. To yet again do nothing, or next to nothing, is morally unfathomable.

Moorlach: AB 828 Would Make California’s Housing Crisis Worse

State Senator John Moorlach, R – Costa Mesa, writes that his colleagues in the state legislature should step back and reconsider Assembly Bill 828, by Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, which among other things, would force most property owners to cut residential rents.

Kriz: Twenty More People Died Homeless in OC in February. And Now Comes the Coronavirus.

We’re all consumed now by the Coronavirus. We’ve given up freedom of assembly and even of worship and yet we leave an immune-deficient population of thousands abandoned on the streets or crammed in “coffin boat” like warehouses. Don’t we realize that if we continue to do nothing, the Coronavirus will now be with us forever?

Kriz: Another 23 People Died “Without Fixed Abode” (Homeless) in OC in January 2020

Another 23 people died “without fixed abode,” that is homeless in OC in January 2020. During this time, as always, there have been lights and shadows in terms of progress. The City of Fullerton approved 4-1 a new 150 bed Recuperative Care / Navigation Center for the homeless, while there have been rumblings about repurposing the County’s old Fairview Mental Health Facility to multipurpose development. Fr Kriz warns that if the Fairview Facility is diminished from its original purpose as a residential mental health facility, then it would be equivalent to saying that Orange County prefers to keep hundreds of its most afflicted, yes, at times most problematic people, sleeping on its streets rather than indoors where they can be helped.