Jamboree Housing Corporation

Finding Solutions to End Orange County Homelessness

How bringing hope to OC homeless makes cents

Homelessness in Orange County is in the headlines daily. Some call it an issue or problem. Others call it an opportunity. Put a face on it, and homelessness is names and stories.

Watch the inspiring example of how the Gordon family overcame a spiral into homelessness – a devastating industrial accident, a job loss, and the loss of their home. Never missing a day of school, the family stuck together. In this short video, see how they are now living successful, independent lives in a permanent place they call home.

Ending homelessness permanently in Orange County could bring hope for many more families and individuals. And, it makes cents. Want to help create more inspiring stories?

End OC Homelessness Graduation

For example, did you know that:

  • The vast majority of Orange County’s homeless are U.S. Citizens and long-term OC residents. In fact, most have lived here more than 10 years.
  • The primary cause of being homeless is not alcohol and/or drugs, mental health or release from jail or prison.

See what the top three contributing factors to homelessness are in this "Homelessness in Orange County: The Costs To Our Community" infographic.

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