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Caltrans Identifies Properties Near Freeways For Homeless Shelters

Orange County Register-


Small, undeveloped pieces of Caltrans property near freeway ramps and interchanges account for all but one of nine state-owned sites in Orange County identified Friday as spots where emergency shelters could be placed.

The one exception: the state-owned Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, where earlier this month only two residents remained in the cluster of buildings designed to hold hundreds of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

In a Feb. 21 news release to accompany the updated map of 286 state-owned properties, Gov. Gavin Newsom called on local officials around California to work with the state as part of an “urgent” response to the homeless crisis gripping many communities.

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