Riverside County supervisors OK use of millions for homeless relief

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County supervisors Tuesday authorized the county's Department of Housing, Homelessness Prevention & Workforce Solutions to utilize $15.8 million in federal grants for emergency shelter programs, while other federal funds are being distributed to prevent financially strapped renters from becoming homeless. "Some of the money will help shelter operators,'' agency spokeswoman Heidi Marshall told the Board of Supervisors. "There is money for homeless prevention and rapid re-housing ... capital improvements for shelters, expansion of emergency shelter services and street outreach.'' The largest grant, totaling $10.28 million, was awarded to the county by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. That allotment is earmarked for temporary shelter opti
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