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Official: Riverside County’s sheltered homeless count results expected in April

Riverside County agencies completed a “sheltered only” homeless survey in lieu of a comprehensive count, and the results are due out in April, officials said today. The Board of Supervisors decided last May to shift to biennial Point-In-Time Surveys, which involve canvassing all possible locations where homeless people may be trying to live, outdoors and

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District attorney threatens to charge officials in California’s capital over homelessness response

By TRÂN NGUYỄN and JANIE HAR Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tensions are rising in California’s capital city as the Sacramento district attorney threatened to file charges against city officials over their handling of the homelessness crisis, saying they are too lenient in their approach and are failing to enforce the rules. District Attorney

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Local program is getting homeless people off Coachella Valley streets but hitting roadblocks to helping more

A Coachella Valley effort to remove homeless people from the streets by offering them permanent housing is showing positive results but facing headwinds in its search for affordable homes to keep the program expanding. High housing costs are a part of California’s growing homeless population, and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments is now running into the same problem as so

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Board approves $7.6M in federal funds to develop 8 new emergency shelter projects in Riverside County

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved $7.6 million in federal funding to support emergency shelter projects in Riverside County. The funds come from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). County officials said the funds will support the development of eight new housing projects located across all five supervisorial districts. Two of those projects are

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Palm Springs considers 3-year, $1.2M contract with company to clean up homeless camps

The City of Palm Springs is considering a 3-year, $1.2M with an environmental construction company, OFRS, Inc., to help clean up homeless encampments. Palm Springs Police say homelessness is a growing problem in the city. With their continued efforts to combat homelessness through Operation Relentless Sun, police say they’ve identified 418 homeless individuals from February

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Board of Supervisors backs goals for reducing homelessness across Riverside County

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to align policies and practices with a set of priorities for reducing homelessness in Riverside County over the next five years. The Housing & Workforce Solutions Agency’s comprehensive Homeless Action Plan establishes goals aimed at moving people out of chronically homeless conditions and helping them transition to stable

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Emergency navigation center proposed as Palm Springs looks to address growing homeless population

Officials with the city of Palm Springs are considering constructing a temporary emergency facility to house the growing homeless population ahead of the construction on a permanent navigation center. It’s one of several solutions to help address homelessness that was discussed at Monday night’s Palm Springs City Council meeting. Martha’s Village & Kitchen CEO Sam

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Efforts to clear homeless encampment near Palm Springs Walmart underway

Business owners affected by growing homeless encampments near the Palm Springs Walmart took matters into their own hands today. “We were noticed by the property management company here at the shopping center that includes Walmart, Starbucks, and several other locations,” said Lt. William Hutchinson with the Palm Springs Police Department. PSPD has been receiving complaints

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