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City of Santa Ana
Friday September 27th, 2019 :: 05:22 p.m. PDT


Santa Ana Reaches Settlement with the Orange County Catholic Worker

SANTA ANA, CA -At the Tuesday October 1st City Council Meeting a settlement agreement between Santa Ana and the Orange County Catholic Worker will be presented for final approval. This concludes over a year-long involvement in homeless litigation that the City of Santa Ana intervened in as a defendant.

Under the terms of the settlement the City commits to ensuring a 200 to 250 bed low-barrier shelter operates within the City. The City currently has a temporary 200 bed shelter known as “The Link”, the new required shelter will replace this facility. It is anticipated there will be an overlap time period for which both shelters are operational. The new shelter will operate similar to “The Link” and serve the homeless population with ties to Santa Ana.

A location for the new shelter has not been determined. The City still has an active cross-complaint against that County regarding a replacement for the County operated shelter known as “The Courtyard” and other obligations under a related Memorandum of Understanding.

To view a copy of the Request for Council Action and Settlement Agreement, please visit

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