The 2019 Orange County homeless count shows there are 6,860 individuals without homes in the area, up from about 5,000 the previous year.

KPCC’s Housing and Homeless Editor, Jill Replogle, tells Alex Cohen the cost of housing is the main reason for the increase. She says until recently, there was only one shelter in the area.

She says the areas with the largest populations of homeless people include Santa Ana, Anaheim, Fullerton and Huntington Beach.

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