homeless veterans

Riverside Vets No Longer Homeless

May 10, 2018

As California's homeless population continues to surge, policymakers struggle to respond. However, Riverside offers one model of success aftersuccessfully housing its population of homeless veterans, and is noiw looking to expand the program.   With From public radio's California dream collaboration, here's KPBS's Amita Sharma.


A number of Riverside city employees - including Mayor Rusty Bailey - will use ropes to rappel from the top of the 7-story Riverside City Hall building this afternoon (Friday).  And They'll do it again tomorrow morning.  It's all part of a fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.


Riverside County has become the first big county in the nation to achieve what the federal government defines as "functional zero" homelessness among veterans, meaning that the county now has the ability to ensure that any homeless veteran in the county can get into permanent housing.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


The California Legislature is on hiatus until January, but a few lawmakers will be busy today (Thursday) at the Capitol.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports they're examining the problem of homeless veterans.