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Riverside County will hire a coordinator to lead fight against homelessness

By in Press Enterprise on February 1, 2018

By City News Service

Riverside County has created a coordinator position to oversee an action plan focused on ending homelessness through housing assistance, outreach and awareness programs.

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, Jan. 30, to establish the job within the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services. The new job marks the first step toward enacting the Homeless Action Plan recently drafted by county officials.

Just over 2,400 people were counted as homeless, living on the streets or in shelters, countywide during last year’s Continuum of Care survey sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. The tally is not considered comprehensive, but intended to provide a rough estimate of the displaced population. Another census was taken last week, but figures won’t be available for several months.

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