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2016 Diverse Community Leaders Award Honoree

Scott Larson (Irvine, CA)

Scott Larson helps house and feed the homeless.

Scott Larson is the Executive Director of HomeAid Orange County and a volunteer on the Orange County Commission to End Homelessness. HomeAid leverages private developer’s donated goods and services to benefit of affordable housing and homeless shelters. The organization has raised $50 million to build and renovate 54 developments, adding 1,136 beds for those experiencing homelessness. Since joining the Commission in 2008, Scott has been a central leader in developing a 10-year plan to end homelessness. Scott has been instrumental in bringing together a coalition of advocates, including a member of the Board of Supervisors, City Managers and private industry. Since the completion of the plan, he has been a key voice at city council meetings in Fullerton for Permanent Supportive Housing, panels in Anaheim to support the Multi-Service Homeless Shelter, and policy decisions on homelessness in Orange County.

About the Award

Our annual Diverse Community Leaders Award honors individuals and groups who have made extraordinary contributions to Orange County in human or civil rights.

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  1. Congratulations Scott! You have done so much good in our community. We thank you for being the change you wish to see in the world!
    – The OC Human Relations Team

  2. Congratulations Scott Larson! Well deserved and earned after so many years of hard work and dedication to ending homelessness.


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