The purpose of this study is to establish a cost benefit analysis to assist the county in making the best economic decisions on how it allocates funding for permanent supportive housing and other forms of affordable housing.
Irvine, CA (PRWEB)
June 26, 2017
Jamboree Housing Corporation and Orange County United Way collaborated on a comprehensive study conducted by the University of California, Irvine about the state of homelessness in Orange County to better understand its financial, social and political implications and find ways to end it.
The wide-ranging study leverages Jamboree’s experience building permanent supportive housing (PSH), coupled with the work of Orange County’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness and Orange County United Way’s FACE 2024 (Fund, Advocate, Collaborate, Educate) strategic plan. The study is being conducted by a research team from the University of California, Irvine, Department of Sociology.
The Cost of Homelessness study, the final results of which are due out later this summer, provides several recommendations to address the current wave of homelessness in California. “On a single night in 2016, more than 118,000 people experienced homelessness in California – 22 percent of the entire nation’s homeless population,” according to the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in a January report, California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities.
Although an enormously challenging problem, California has several programs designed to reduce homelessness and improve the health and well…