Background & FAQs

2018
The City of Stanton’s effort to enforce our anti-camping ordinances was significantly impeded through the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th District in the case of Martin v. City of Boise. It held that local government’s enforcement of its anti-camping ordinance against homeless persons violate the individual rights protected by the 8th Amendment if the local city lacked sufficient overnight shelter facilities. This ruling was locally leveraged in Orange County Catholic Worker et al. v. Orange County et al., filed in U.S. District Court that in effect stopped all 34 cities in Orange County from enforcement of their anti-camping ordinances. Based on a formula set by the ruling, the City of Stanton must provide emergency shelter beds in order for the City to enforce anti-camping codes. 

2019
The City partnered with City Net to provide homeless outreach and in-reach services. 

2020
City Net and Stanton Police Services continued to conduct weekly outreach and in-reach services in Stanton. Weekly street cleaning and disinfecting of our public sidewalks to combat the pandemic. The Buena Park Navigation Center opened in July of 2020 and restored our ability to enforce our anti-camping ordinance. July 15, 2020 was determined the deadline to exit encampment sites. In September, t
he City hired its first full-time Outreach Coordinator to work with unhoused individuals and connect them to resources and information to work towards permanent housing.

2021
The City hired three additional full-time Outreach Coordinators to provide seven-day-a-week services, 
expanding our efforts and increasing our ability to facilitate linkages to vital resources. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

KEYWORDS WE USE WHEN DESCRIBING HOMELESSNESS

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN ORANGE COUNTY?

WHERE ARE SHELTERS & NAVIGATION CENTERS LOCATED?

WHAT CAN I DO AS A BUSINESS OWNER?

HOW CAN I HELP?

WHAT IS THE NORTH ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCE?

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE MARTIN V. CITY OF BOISE RULING & ITS AFFECTS

TELL ME MORE ABOUT CATHOLIC WORKER V. COUNTY OF ORANGE

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