DETROIT (AP) — Alondra Alvarez lives about five minutes from her high school on Detroit’s southwest side but she drives there instead of walking because her mother fears for her safety. Once the 18-year-old enters the building, her surroundings take on a more secure feel almost immediately as she passes through a bank of closely monitored metal detectors.
Orange County will be investing more than $70 million on creating permanent housing options for the region’s homeless population. This is in addition to the $20 million already pledged to help the homeless population of the area, which the OC register reports as the largest sum the county has pledged to help end homelessness.
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