Officials at CalOptima, Orange County’s health plan for the low income and elderly, are considering plans to use the property surrounding the agency’s headquarters to build a mixed-use development that includes affordable housing and permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals.
The U.S. government is changing how it funds homeless programs — shifting emphasis from transitional housing to longer-term housing. But local electeds say the feds are moving too fast and will force vulnerable families onto the streets.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to begin the process of choosing an operator for the county’s first permanent homeless shelter. But disagreement remains over whether an emergency shelter should be closed.