Orange County Government is the single largest funder of public services for the homeless in Central Florida. Currently, Orange County funds more than $5 million annually for an array of services, including housing, supportive services, crisis assistance, eviction prevention, and mental health and substance abuse assessment.
Together with advocates from the tri-county region, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has taken a leadership role in the effort to end homelessness. With the Board of County Commissioners and a wide network of partners, Mayor Jacobs is working to transform the lives of our homeless children and families, the chronically homeless and our military veterans. As a result, Orange County collaborates and provides funding for numerous community organizations that impact homelessness.