Addressing Homelessness

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Anaheim and its partners have a comprehensive approach to addressing homelessness with a focus on outreach, providing access to services, support for a year-round shelter and affordable housing, and enforcement through public safety and code enforcement
What Were Doing
How were doing it
Homeless fact sheet
Public Safety
Public Safety calls
The Team for web

City Net


Long Beach-based nonprofit contracted by the city of Anaheim to manage the Anaheim Homeless Collaborative; also works with Santa Ana, Buena Park, La Habra and Stanton. Click here for more

Coast to Coast Foundation



Yorba Linda-based nonprofit that works with Anaheim Police officers to provide basic necessities for the homeless such as bus passes, train tickets, food, gift cards, water, clothing, sleeping bags, motel vouchers, backpacks, bicycles and California identification card fees.
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Mercy House



Santa Ana-based nonprofit that operates the La Palma Check-In Center where the homeless can store personal property, provides supportive services and is the contracted operator for the forthcoming year-round homeless shelter in Anaheim.
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Illumination Foundation



Irvine-based nonprofit working with schools to help place families in permanent housing and providing case management, medical care, mental health and workforce services to reduce dependence on community resource.
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Kraemer for web
Anaheim is the host city and has provided $500,000 in funding for Orange County's first year-round homeless shelter, set to open in mid-2017. As host city, Anaheim will have priority access to the shelter.

  • What: 24,390-square-foot industrial building being converted to a year-round homeless shelter focused on rehousing
  • Location: 1000 N. Kraemer Place, near the Riverside (91) Freeway and Kraemer Boulevard
  • Opening: initial services in mid-2017, full operation in late 2017
  • Beds: 200
  • Average length of stay: 30 days
  • Services: access to medical and mental health services; long-term housing placement; job and life skills training
  • Operator: Mercy House 
Affordable Housing
Through the Anaheim Housing Authority, we work with developers to bring affordable housing to Anaheim, help people find housing and offer rent-assistance vouchers. 

In late 2016, Anaheim worked with Jamboree Housing Corp. and Innovative Housing Opportunities Inc., both of Irvine to open Rockwood Apartments. Watch the video to the right for an inspiring story of what Anaheim is doing.
Rockwood video
OC assessment