More volunteers, new technology paint picture of 2019 homeless count 

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RIVERSIDE – After 747 volunteers fanned out over Riverside County in January with a mobile app for this year’s annual “Point-In-Time” homeless count, the results were announced. The count of people who are homeless in Riverside County in 2019 shows a 21% increase compared to 2018. In all, volunteers counted 2,811 individuals who are homeless compared to 2,310 in 2018. “The record-breaking number of volunteers, along with paperless surveys helped the effort cover a wider area in the short amount of time allotted to do the count,” Natalie Komuro, assistant county executive officer of homeless solutions, said. “This updated information helps us understand where we need to stay the course on certain programs, while addressing the increased numbers of newly homeless people in un
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