Supervisors vote to form committee to tackle countywide homeless challenges

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted recently to create a committee to review ongoing strategies to reduce homelessness countywide and work with agencies to boost state and federal aid for programs aimed at ending chronic homelessness. The 5-0 vote, Tuesday, Jan. 28, established the committee for a period of one year, at which time the panel will be revisited by the board. Supervisors Manuel Perez and Karen Spiegel proposed the creation of the Homeless Ad Hoc Committee, which they said is a natural component of the “Homeless Action Plan” adopted by the board in 2018. The plan included the creation of the Office of Homeless Solutions, which is managed by the Executive Office and is tasked with identifying funding sources for projects to address homelessness, coordina
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