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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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Palm Springs Police launch plan to curb crime connected to homelessness

The Palm Springs Police Department is putting more focus on curbing crime connected to people who are homeless. It’s all the first step of the agency’s plan “Operation Relentless Sun.” Officers set out on their information-sharing mission Wednesday morning, going from tent-to-tent. “We’re going to start enforcing those things,” one officer said. Starting first at a homeless encampment

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Palm Springs Police Chief shares new plan to address homelessness

Palm Springs Police Chief Andrew Mills shared a new plan he’s calling to address homelessness in the city. Mills said it’ll be compassionate but persistent enforcement of the law for people who act inappropriately in the community. “Operation Relentless Sun” is a 3-part plan.  The first step is counting and understanding the depth of the homeless problem. The second

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Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept relocates 10 transient people during Coachella homeless outreach operation

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department conducted a homeless outreach option Thursday morning in Coachella. The department’s Coachella Community Action Team teamed up with Union Pacific Railroad Police to provide resources to those in need. CCAT relocated approximately 10 transients alongside the train tracks on Grapefruit Blvd. between Avenue 48 and Avenue 49. Illegal homeless camps

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California awards Palm Springs and Riverside County $19M for Homeless Navigation Center

Palm Springs and Riverside County have been awarded $19 million for the city’s Homeless Navigation Center as part of California’s Homekey program. “We couldn’t be more grateful and excited about today’s announcement of the state’s significant investment in the Palm Springs Navigation Center. This funding will allow us to make a significant impact and real-time

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I-Team: Uplift Our Homeless reveals successes, failures, and costs of new effort to get people into permanent homes

“Thank God I’m still alive,” said Leonard McGensy while talking to News Channel 3’s Jeff Stahl in his temporary apartment located in downtown Cathedral City. It’s a new feeling for McGensy to have a roof over his head and not be living on the streets of Indio. An I-Team investigation is uncovering the successes and failures

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Palm Springs holds virtual meeting for homeless navigation center

The next community meeting on the controversial Homeless Navigation Center in Palm Springs has been scheduled for April 27. The virtual meeting will go from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. via Zoom. Residents interested in participating can join at Palm Springs’ new Homeless Navigation Center is set to be located at 3589 McCarthy Road in

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Palm Springs discusses homeless navigation center funding; Nearby residents protest location

Update 9:00 PM: The City Council unanimously approved the funding agreement, with Mayor Pro-Tem Grace Garner adding that she is a no vote for the purchase agreement. Garner represents District 1, where the proposed center would be located. Original Report 01/27/21 On Thursday evening, the City of Palm Springs discussed a funding agreement with Riverside

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RivCo Board approves $5.7. mil for Palm Springs homeless center; Neighborhood group plans demonstration against location

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the use of $5.7 million for the Palm Springs Navigation Center, which aims to address the city’s homelessness issue. The funds will be used for the acquisition of the center’s campus, which will be located in Palm Springs, but was not specified by the office of Supervisor Manuel

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