Santa Ana Homeless Shelter to Open Sooner Than Expected

The latest court hearing for the civil rights lawsuit over the county's removal of homeless tent encampments at the Santa Ana riverbed took place yesterday and word is the settlement talks have gone "exceptionally well." 

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter said Monday that several cities have presented plans for homeless shelters on their communities and the opening of a 200-bed shelter to serve Santa Ana's homeless population was "imminent." 

Construction of the shelter began Oct. 2 and is expected to be "substantially" completed this week although the exact date of opening is still unclear. 

The shelter will include men’s and women’s dormitories, as well as a sleeping area for couples. Pets will also be accommodated.

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