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Homelessness Mythbusters

Click on these common myths about homelessness in OC to find out the truth

Myth #1

Most Homeless People Are Either Mentally Ill or Have a Substance Use Disorder

Myth #2

People Choose To Be Homeless and Most Decline Services When Offered

Myth #3

People Are Coming from Other Places To Be Homeless in Orange County

Myth #4

Emergency Shelters Are All That’s Needed to Address Homelessness

Myth #5

Homelessness Isn’t My Problem

Myth #6

Solving Homelessness Is Too Expensive

Myth #7

It’s Not Possible to End Veteran Homelessness

Myth #8

Homelessness Can Be Solved If We Relocate Everyone Out of Orange County And into An Area With Lower Costs of Living