Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu writes in today's Orange County Register that the city continues to address lingering homelessness in parks and on our streets while leading on long-term solutions such as jobs, affordable housing and rent-assistance help for seniors.
Since opening a temporary emergency shelter in late 2018 and two ongoing shelters in early 2019, Anaheim has helped more than 300 people off our city streets in the past year. Yet, while nowhere the crisis levels of 2018, Anaheim continues to see homelessness in our parks, on our streets and around our businesses.
Mayor Sidhu recently convened a city ad hoc shelter meeting to address continued homelessness in Anaheim by looking at additional beds at our existing shelters or even another shelter on an interim, emergency basis.
Meanwhile, Anaheim continues to lead Orange County in addressing homelessness with ongoing, long-term actions that address underlying problems:
You can read Mayor Sidhu's Orange County Register commentary here.
If you are unable to access it, you can also find it here.