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Riverside County has become the nation’s first large county to meet “functional zero,” a federal benchmark for making permanent housing available for all homeless veterans who seek assistance from the county.
A survey of homeless veterans in Riverside County in January found a 4 percent reduction among those living on the streets or in encampments, compared to a survey of the county’s entire homeless population one year ago. The overall number of homeless veterans, however, rose from 285 in January 2013 to 290 in January 2014. The 1 percent increase is due largely to the number of veterans living in emergency or transitional shelters. (Attached to this release is a comparison of homeless veterans in 2013 and 2014 and a copy of the full survey results.)
RIVERSIDE – Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and the National Guard and federal and state reservists living in Riverside County will have their service honored with free admission into the Date Festival and Edward-Dean Museum and numerous benefits that go into effect on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
County facilities still open to serve the public
County Administration Center
4080 Lemon St. Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 955-1000
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