By Erik Galicia A coalition of mayors of California’s 13 largest cities are asking the state’s leadership to commit $20 billion over the next five years to address homelessness. If approved in the state budget, it would be the largest monetary commitment to tackling homelessness in the country’s history. The group, Big City Mayors, urged
By Erik Galicia The number of homeless people in Riverside County rose again this year as community members continue to wonder what immediate action would best help this population. The 2020 Point in Time count, an annual survey of homelessness conducted Jan. 29, found 2,884 homeless people in the county. This is a 3% increase
By Erik Galicia Mayor Rusty Bailey called for Riverside to put “all hands on deck” to overcome homelessness during his final State of the City address at the Riverside Convention Center on Jan. 30. Bailey praised the recent economic growth and untapped potential of the city, claiming that Riverside has attracted nearly $2 billion in
Homelessness has been a top priority issue in the United States since the 1980s. Since then, local governments as well as private citizens have attempted to make sense of the issue.
Erik Galicia Riverside Community College District Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac held an open forum to discuss the 2019-2024 District Strategic Plan at Riverside City College on Aug. 30. Isaac briefly detailed the district’s plan to tackle student homelessness with a downtown housing facility funded by the city of Riverside. The district’s approach toward student homelessness was
Mark Anthony Howard | Opinions Editor A winter night in Riverside may reach 35 degrees. To put into a perspective 35 degrees is the same temperature that water may freeze. Imagine being stuck outside in such a cold. Imagine living that reality for months. Homelessness is a community issue of that deserves a much larger sentiment and dedication toward some resolve. The homeless population and the