Homelessness Statistics for Orange, CA

, California

Total Homeless persons in Orange County California in 2019

6,860

There are an estimated 6,860 homeless individuals in Orange County California. That is a 38% change from 2018.

The homelessness statistics listed are collected from HUD and from the Homeless Shelter Directory database for 2019

Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals in families

1154

There are 1154 in Orange that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

396

There are 396 in Orange that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

1745

There are 1154 in Orange that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

3565

There are 1154 in Orange that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

356

There are 356 in Orange that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

110

There are 110 in Orange that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Orange County California in 2019

466

There are an estimated 6,860 homeless individuals in Orange County California. That is a 38% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Orange County California

Total Chronic Homeless in Orange County California

2471

There are 1433 more homeless individuals in Orange County California than in 2018. That is a 138% increase.

What is Chronic Homeless?

Chronic homelessness refers to people who have found themselves experiencing homelessness repeatedly and is often accompanied with mental ilness or substance abuse.

Chronically homeless individuals have been on the streets for a long time, potentially years.

Sheltered Chronic

Sheltered chronic

557

There are 356 in Orange that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

1914

There are 110 in Orange that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Orange County California

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

99

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

212

Total Veteran Homeless

311

There are more homeless individuals in Orange County California than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Orange County California

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

83

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

152

Total Homeless Youth

235

There are 110 more homeless youths in Orange County California than in 2018. That is a 88% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Orange County California

6,219

This figure represents the total number of beds available in all categories of Housing.

Total number of shelters in Orange County California

35

What are Emergency Shelters?

Emergency Shelters are places where the homeless can find a safe place to stay in case of sudden loss of housing. There are about 1989 emergency shelter beds in Orange County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 1105 Transitional Housing beds in Orange County.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

Permanent Supportive Housing is a long-term housing service for the elderly or vulnurable population struggling to stay above the poverty line. There are about 2243 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Orange County.

What is Rapid Re-Housing?

Rapid re-housing is a short-term rental assistance service with the purpose of helping people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. There are about 774 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Orange County.

Orange County, California Homeless Shelters and Services

35 Homeless Shelter Listings in Orange County

Build Futures

Build Futures

Huntington Beach, CA

Build Futures is a nonprofit organization dedicated to taking homeless youth ages 18 to 24 off the streets of Orange County and providing them with the resources necessary to reach self sufficiency. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 16, 2020
Casa Youth Shelter

Casa Youth Shelter

Los Alamitos, CA

The purpose of Casa Youth Shelter is to provide temporary shelter for runaways and youth in crisis, enabling them to come through the crisis with an increased personal strength and a sense of rene [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 12, 2015
The Salvation Army South County Family Services

The Salvation Army South County Family Services

San Clemente, CA

Homeless Services. Homeless shelter rental assistance. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 26, 2017
Orange County Rescue Mission

Orange County Rescue Mission

Tustin, CA

Office hours: Monday through Friday from  8:00am to 4:00pm. The Orange County Rescue Mission serves the homeless by providing services such as residential h [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 9, 2020
Gilchrist House - Family Assistance Ministries

Gilchrist House - Family Assistance Ministries

San Clemente, CA

Transitional Housing for Women and ChildrenGilchrist House, owned and operated by Family Assistance Ministries (FAM), is a transitional shelter for single women and women with children und [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 20, 2018
Casa Teresa

Casa Teresa

Orange, CA

Intake Hours: Mondays through Fridays 8:30am to 5pm. Casa Teresa provides a loving and supportive family home to pregnant women and their babies facing difficu [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 28, 2020
StandUp For Kids

StandUp For Kids

Irvine, CA

Phone assessment can be done 24/7 In person intake: Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30pm.All of our programs have the overall goal of leading homeless youth to self-sufficiency and preventing at-risk y [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 2, 2017
Santa Ana Lakewood Housing Coalition

Santa Ana Lakewood Housing Coalition

Anaheim, CA

Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 8am- 5pmApply for housing online: http://www.nlchcp.com/online-application.htmlEnding [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 12, 2019
Precious Life Shelter

Precious Life Shelter

Los Alamitos, CA

Precious Life Shelter provides residential and supportive services for homeless pregnant women.Emergency Shelter Process for entering PLS All clients enter throug [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
Human Options - Emergency Shelter Women

Human Options - Emergency Shelter Women

Irvine, CA

Services: EMERGENCY SHELTER to escape a dangerous situation and heal from trauma Crisis intervention - 24-hour hotline call: 877-854-3594 - Family shelter - Counsel [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 14, 2019
Santa Ana Hospitality House - Salvation Army

Santa Ana Hospitality House - Salvation Army

Santa Ana, CA

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Hospitality House provides homeless single adult males with a clean, safe place to stay.  Food, clothing, and counseling services are provide [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 5, 2020
The Women's Transitional Living Center, Inc.

The Women's Transitional Living Center, Inc.

Orange, CA

24 hour hotline: 877-531-5522 Business Office Phone: (714) 992-1939 Ext. 100 24-hour Bilingual Hotline (877) 531-5522 Family Outreach Program (714) 992-1939 Ext. 111 [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 19, 2015
Off The Streets - Huntington Beach

Off The Streets - Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA

As our application process is entirely on-online we are literally open 24/7. Our Mission Off the Streets Huntington Beach is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit charity (Tax ID 46-4900223 [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 2, 2017
First Southern Baptist

First Southern Baptist

Buena Park, CA

Food Pantry Monday, Thursday, and Friday. We take all women...Must be able to work in kitchen and do chores! We also take court appoint volunteers. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 28, 2016
Thomas House Family Shelter

Thomas House Family Shelter

Garden Grove, CA

Transitional shelter for families. Provides a rent free shelter, as well as food and supplies, for homeless families with children. In return, each family is required to save 80% of their income after [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 12, 2017
Women’s Transitional Living Center

Women’s Transitional Living Center

Fullerton, CA

Emergency ShelterWTLC is the largest emergency shelter program in Orange County for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking . We welcome surv [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
WISEPlace - For Women

WISEPlace - For Women

Santa Ana, CA

How to apply WISEPlace conducts open interviews every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Appointments are not needed during this time. For additional information, please call (714) 542-3577 to reach on [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
Mercy House

Mercy House

Santa Ana, CA

All Mercy House programs are drug and alcohol free, and residents must be employed, employable, or going to school.  Transitional housing is available for 6-24 months.  At Regina [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
Laura's House

Laura's House

Ladera Ranch, CA

Counseling & Resource Center For individual and group counseling for women, men and children Legal services provided including Temporary Restraining Orders.Eligibility: Anyone [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
H.I.S. House (Homeless Intervention  Shelter)

H.I.S. House (Homeless Intervention Shelter)

Placentia, CA

H.I.S. House provides transitional shelter to families, single adults, and couples who are homeless but have the motivation and capability, with our assistance, to regain self-sufficiency. Residents p [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
First Christian Church Hot Meal Program

First Christian Church Hot Meal Program

Fullerton, CA

Serving hot meals every Wednesday, 6 - 6:30 PM. 1st Wed of the month, free clothes and hygiene kits and more. Part of the Hot Meals Ministry serving Fullerton/Brea/Placentia: a coalition of chur [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 10, 2017
Friendship Shelter

Friendship Shelter

Laguna Beach, CA

Emergency ShelterHours of Operation: 5:00 PM - 10:00 AM every dayThe emergency shelter's policy is to give a preference to individuals with ties to [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 3, 2019
American Family Housing

American Family Housing

Midway City, CA

Transitional HousingAFH offers Transitional Housing for those in need of more intensive supports during their transition back to economic stability and ho [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
Grandma's House of Hope - For Women and Children

Grandma's House of Hope - For Women and Children

Santa Ana, CA

Grandma's House of Hope consists of a wide variety of programs and services to under-served and underprivileged women and children in Orange County and its surrounding areas. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
Via Esperanza - Pathways of Hope

Via Esperanza - Pathways of Hope

Anaheim, CA

Pathways of Hope is committed to rebuilding lives of the hungry and homeless in Orange County through Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Engagement.Via Esperanza, located in Anaheim, is an [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
Santa Ana Armory Cold Weather Shelter

Santa Ana Armory Cold Weather Shelter

Santa Ana, CA

Cold Weather shelter normally from December through April. Make sure to call to confirm it is open.Information line: (714)836-7188 ext. 131Population served:Families, couples, [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
Santa Ana Armory Cold Weather Shelter

Santa Ana Armory Cold Weather Shelter

Fullerton, CA

Cold Weather shelter normally from December through April. Make sure to call to confirm it is open.Information line: (714)836-7188 ext. 131Population served:Families, couples, [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 28, 2017
Orange County Catholic Worker - Isaiah House

Orange County Catholic Worker - Isaiah House

Santa Ana, CA

We serve about 2100 hot meals each week, and we provide food to other soup kitchens through Isaiah House. We provide hospitality to homeless women and children when the Armory is closed. Volunteers ar [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 15, 2017
Robyne's Nest

Robyne's Nest

Huntington Beach, CA

-Must be a high school student in HBUHSD or NMUSD -No drugs, alcohol, criminal record.Robyne’s Nest provides support to homeless, unaccompanied and at-risk students of our local Hunting [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 21, 2019
Colette's Children's Home

Colette's Children's Home

Huntington Beach, CA

They serve homeless single women and homeless mother's with childrenServices:ShelterSupportive ServicesChildren/Youth ServicesHours of op [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 14, 2017
Illumination Foundation Stanton Multi-Service Center

Illumination Foundation Stanton Multi-Service Center

Stanton, CA

All Housing Services begin with an in-take interview at our Housing Office in Stanton, CA.To begin, visit us during walk in hours Monday to Friday, 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.7855 Katell [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 5, 2017
Tustin Temporary Emergency Shelter

Tustin Temporary Emergency Shelter

Tustin, CA

50 bed temporary shelter opened that opened March 18, 2019. Serves: Homeless single men, single women, couples, and families with children living on the streets from the City of Tustin. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 28, 2020
Salvation Army Anaheim Emergency Shelter

Salvation Army Anaheim Emergency Shelter

Anaheim, CA

224 bed shelter. This shelter is pet friendly. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 21, 2019
Grandma's House of Hope

Grandma's House of Hope

Santa Ana, CA

Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 9am to 5pm. Transitional housing program. Visit website for application.Grandma’s House of Ho [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 14, 2019
Alternative Sleeping Location (ASL) Emergency Shelter

Alternative Sleeping Location (ASL) Emergency Shelter

Laguna Beach, CA

Emergency night shelter.30 day rapid housing program.Also provides a drop in day program during the hours of 10am to 1pm. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 16, 2020

Point-In-Time Count Summary

Total Homeless Total Families Total Chronic Total Veterans Total Youth
2015
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
878
2195
1373
6


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


449
2


111
447


91
356


79
105
2015 Total 4,452 451 558 447 184
2016
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
833
2195
1285
6


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


411
2


264
447


99
356


40
105
2016 Total 4,319 413 711 455 145
2017
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
1009
2518
1199
66


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


378
20


269
604


48
357


53
75
2017 Total 4,792 398 873 405 128
2018
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
1262
2518
1109
66


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


351
20


434
604


62
357


50
75
2018 Total 4,955 371 1,038 419 125
2019
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
1745
3565
1154
396


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


356
110


557
1914


99
212


83
152
2019 Total 6,860 466 2,471 311 235
*Key
  • SI: Individuals in shelters
  • UI: Unsheltered individuals
  • IFS: Individuals in families shelters
  • UIF : Unsheltered individuals in families
  • S: Sheltered
  • H: Homeless

Homelessness Behavioral and Performance Statistics

Avg days* Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Return rate* Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months 1st time* Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Temp 2 Perm* Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Supp 2 Perm* Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH
2015 118 3.2% 5134 39.3% 95.7%
2016 109 6.0% 4534 41.4% 96.9%
2017 117 4.4% 4269 49.5% 98.7%
2018 93 5.5% 5342 39.3% 97.2%
2019 107 7.3% 5761 40.0% 98.1%
*Key
  • Avg days: Average Length of Time Homeless (days)
  • Return rate: Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months
  • 1st time: Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time
  • Temp 2 Perm : Rate People Exit from Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Re-housing to Permanent Housing
  • Supportive 2 Perm: Rate People in Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Permanent Housing Retain or Exit to Permanent Housing

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