By MIKE REICHER and DEEPA BHARATH / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
This was the year that Costa Mesa officials rolled out their Homeless Task Force initiatives. They combine strict enforcement against smoking in parks and other common homeless behavior, with hiring a social worker and other measures meant to help people off the streets.
Aside from the nonprofits, the city’s resources are now directed to about 120 homeless people that officials consider Costa Mesa homeless. In October, volunteers with Vanguard University canvassed the city and interviewed hundreds of poor and homeless.
Read the full article, A look back at the 10 biggest stories in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, online here.
Read more on the homelessness research in the city of Costa Mesa here.