Expansion of county’s annual homeless population count announced

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The annual survey to identify the number of homeless people dwelling in all areas of Riverside County will, for the first time, include individuals living in cars, officials announced Monday "We want to make sure as many people are counted as possible," said Jennifer Claar, assistant director of the Department of Public Social Services. "By getting a more accurate count, we are helping ensure our communities get the funding and support they need to find solutions to homelessness." Supervising Code Enforcement Officer Mark Christian said it's necessary to go "beyond the streets and encampments" to ensure a more complete tally. The county's 2020 "Point-in-Time Homeless Count" is slated for Jan. 29-31, when DPSS personnel and other county employees will canvass m
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