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Addressing Homelessness

Comprehensive Strategic Plan to Address Homelessness

The City of Garden Grove is pleased to present the 2021 Draft Comprehensive Strategic Plan to Address Homelessness (CSPAH), a preliminary roadmap to address the short- and long-term impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on homelessness and to initiate community outreach efforts regarding the Draft CSPAH to further explore homeless programs and solutions. The Draft CSPAH was presented to the City Council at the January 26, 2021 Regular Meeting and the Final CSPAH will be presented in summer 2021 to be considered for adoption. Over the next few months, the Community and Economic Development Department will be reaching out to the community to gather feedback about the Draft CSPAH and homelessness in Garden Grove. The City is requesting that stakeholders participate in an online survey that will gather information and feedback related to the CSPAH. Please review the CSPAH and click on the button below to be directed to the survey. Your feedback is appreciated!

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Housing Champions Advocacy 101

Learn about housing advocacy and join us as a Housing Champion!

We'll explore the information you need to be an effective voice to create more supportive and affordable housing in your community. We'll discuss moving supportive and affordable housing developments toward approval in Garden Grove.


Friday, February 19 | 12:00pm


Pre-register to receive your zoom link:

Workforce Activation and Readiness Program Webinar

Workforce Activation and Readiness Program Webinar

The Workforce Activation and Readiness Program (WARP) Webinar included the following topics:

  • Opening remarks from Mayor Pro Tem Kim Nguyen (begins at 1:30).
  • WARP overview presented by City Staff (begins at 3:27).
  • Service provider presentations from Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance and StandUp For Kids regarding programs and services they provide (begins at 6:35).
  • A partner presentation from the Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Union regarding their Apprenticeship Readiness Program (begins at 27:20).

Homelessness 101

Homelessness 101 for City of Garden Grove

This Homelessness 101 presentation will provide information and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this issue.

  • What is homelessness?
  • What causes people to become homeless?
  • What is the current state of homelessness in Orange County?
  • How can homelessness be solved?

The Garden Grove Coalition to End Homelessness (GGCEH) is a comprehensive approach to STABILIZE, NAVIGATE, SUPPORT, and ASSIST Garden Grove’s homeless to obtain and maintain permanent housing. Support the community’s efforts by signing up to be a part of the Coalition. You will receive up-to-date information regarding the Coalition and its efforts to end homelessness, given the opportunity to provide feedback and share ideas at meetings and workshops, and encouraged to attend Garden Grove City Council meetings in support of Garden Grove homelessness-related items. Sign Up Here

For more information, contact Nate Robbins at or call (714) 741-5206.

211-Orange County recently deployed a new Data Dashboard that details information about the services/needs requested and received by Garden Grove clients from homeless service providers. Please click on the Data Dashboards below to review recent data related to Garden Grove's homeless population.

FY 2020-21 3rd Quarter Data Dashboard

The Special Resource Team (SRT) works in combination with City Net to provide essential services to the literally homeless population in Garden Grove. Essential Services are related to reaching out to unsheltered homeless individuals and families, connecting them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services, and providing them with urgent, non-facility-based care.

Specialized Efforts to Keep Garden Grove Clean

The SRT and Public Works Department have been cleaning homeless encampments for health and safety reasons.

Visit @GardenGrovePD for more details and photos.

April 27, 2021 - GG City Homelessness Activities Update

On April 27, 2021, Lisa Kim, Assistant City Manager and Community and Economic Development Director, provided City Council with an update on the City's activities related to homelessness. Please view the presentation slides on the right.

May 28, 2019 - GG City Council Study Session on Homelessness

On May 28, 2019, City Staff presented "A Comprehensive Approach to Address Homelessness", which outline a detailed four point plan to end homelessness in Garden Grove. Please view the presentation slides on the right.

Resources for Tenants

The City of Garden Grove is committed to providing resources for tenants unable to pay rent due to COVID-19, facing possible homelessness or recently becoming homeless.

To prevent or address homelessness, each year, the City of Garden Grove receives funding under the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and allocates resources to sub-recipients to operate emergency shelters and transitional shelters, and provide essential social services for families and individuals.

Service Providers Brochure (PDF) Homeless Services Guide (PDF) Emergency Rental Assistance Free Mental Health and Support Services (PDF)

Service Providers

Emergency Rental Assistance

The County of Orange will offer rental households, up to $10,000 in financial assistance for unpaid rent or utility bills due to the impact of COVID-19.

For information on the state's tenant and landlord protections under the new state law related to COVID-19 hardships, visit the "Housing is Key" website:

For information regarding the state's Eviction Moratorium, please visit:…

For information on financial assistance for basic necessities including rent, utilities and transportation: