RIVERSIDE (CNS) - An annual effort to tally the number of people living on the streets in Riverside County was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced Monday, Dec. 28. The 2021 Point-in-Time Homeless Count, typically held at the end of January, was nixed due to virus-related safety concerns for volunteers, staff and the unsheltered residents themselves, according to the Department of Public Social Services. The agency also noted how the governor's stay-at-home order, coupled with a lack of staff and volunteer capacity, could infringe on the possibility of conducting an accurate count. The effort is key to understanding how many homeless or housing-insecure residents live within Riverside County, and the nation. The data is used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Ur
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