SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Local officials have approved a package of emergency aid for people who will be removed from a Southern California homeless camp.

The action by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on Thursday will fund short-term shelter and food vouchers for up to 400 homeless people living on a trail alongside the Santa Ana River in Anaheim.

The Orange County Register reports the authorization partially satisfies the county's end of a newly ratified legal stipulation that will allow it to clear the tent city starting next week.

Efforts to clear the camp had begun when advocates for the homeless filed a lawsuit against the county and several cities where the homeless people had come from. A federal judge hearing the case has been strongly pushing all sides to resolve the problem.


Information from: The Orange County Register,