A controversial plan to convert an Irvine dog kennel into a shelter for homeless people appeared to be doomed Tuesday after federal officials canceled a $496,000 grant to finance the project.....
Experts believe that up to 30 families may be homeless every night in Irvine. A survey of churches and shelters undertaken by a city task force found that nearly 400 men, women and children from Irvine turned up at shelters in the county during the first six months of this year.Source: HUD Cancels Grant to Fund Irvine Shelter for Homeless, LA Times, December 02, 1987. Accessed: http://articles.latimes.com/1987-12-02/local/me-17303_1_hud-grant
Agran has pushed for a central shelter so the city "can do its fair share" to ease the homeless crunch in Orange County.
Related Reference: Churm, Steven. Animal Shelter to House Irvine Homeless, LA Times October 29, 1987. Accesed: http://articles.latimes.com/1987-10-29/local/me-17073_1_animal-shelter