For the first time, just over $10 million dollars in state funding has been awarded to agencies and cities that help the homeless individuals and families in Riverside County. In issuing the funding, the state required the county to use the existing Continuum of Care structure created by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to manage federal grants for homeless programs.
Riverside County has become the nation’s first large county to meet “functional zero,” a federal benchmark for making permanent housing available for all homeless veterans who seek assistance from the county.
Akita Brown was a single mother with three children. She had lost her job, lost her home, and was staying with friends and in hotels because she couldn’t find a home she could afford.
The number of homeless people living in Riverside County dropped 16 percent compared to two years ago, and the number of chronically homeless fell by 17 percent, according to a countywide survey conducted Jan. 28.
Facts and other information about the potentially fatal Ebola virus are available on a new web page from Riverside County health officials.
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