Assemblymembers Daly & Quirk-Silva Will Introduce Legislation to Promote Regional Approach to Reducing Homelessness

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Sacramento – Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) and Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) announced today that they will introduce state legislation to allow Orange County cities, the County of Orange, local businesses and philanthropists to pool their resources to pay for construction of “supportive housing” units. The new agency will be called the Orange County Housing Trust.

“Supportive housing is a proven successful approach that combines affordable housing assistance with direct support services for homeless persons,” Assemblymember Daly said. “Study after study has proven that supportive housing not only reduces homelessness, but also saves taxpayer dollars by lessening the need for publicly-funded crisis services, as well as shelters, hospitals, psychiatric centers, jails, and prisons.”