Current Snapshot of Family Homelessness in OC
Every month, the FSC will be releasing our monthly snapshot of Family Homelessness in Orange County. Often times, homeless families are invisible and because we don’t see them everyday, we don’t realize how many children and parents are sleeping in their cars, tents and other places not meant for human habitation.
We are so proud of deep commitment and collaboration of all of our FSC members, working to prevent, divert and house families in an equitable, coordinated and timely manner.
While we know this is just a snapshot and doesn’t capture all homeless families in Orange County, we continue to work to ensure homelessness is rare, brief and one-time only.
Note: FSC uses the HUD (Housing and Urban Development) definition of homelessness: Individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (example: car, tent, street, emergency shelter, motel paid for by a 3rd party social service agency). CoC and ESG Homeless Eligibility – Category 1: Literally Homeless – HUD Exchange