May 22, 2019
$10 million destined for areas with no homeless programs
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside County’s offensive against homelessness is getting a $10 million boost.

For the first time, state funding has been awarded to agencies and cities that help the homeless individuals and families.

The Riverside County Continuum of Care Board of Governance has issued final awards for 18 different projects county-wide, including homeless housing projects, rental assistance, shelter repairs and youth outreach.

• $588,497 will help Martha’s Village and Kitchen in Indio provide recuperative care and employment services
• $370,900 will help Coachella Valley Rescue Mission in Indio expand its shelter by 50 beds
• $489,590 will allow Operation Safe House in Riverside to expand youth outreach and repair the roof on its emergency youth shelter.
• $1,796,411 will allow the Social Work Action Group to acquire, rehab 18 housing units in Perris.

“This new investment from the state is very exciting,” said Natalie Komuro, Riverside County’s Deputy County Executive Officer – Homelessness Solutions. “It gives us the opportunity to accelerate the response to homelessness, particularly in areas that have historically had no homeless programs.”
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