Department of Housing & Human Services

Homelessness Programs

The City of Riverside developed a Homelessness Action Plan to reduce homelessness in the city that included input from social service partners, individuals with lived experience, businesses and residents. The plan was built from the Envision Riverside 2025 Strategic Plan, the Housing & Homelessness Committee’s FY 2021/22 goals, and the City’s Housing First Policy. The plan centers around goals that work to prevent homelessness, increase housing production and affordability, increase shelter beds and services, build a regional infrastructure with other jurisdictions and organizations, expand public awareness about homelessness and housing, and identify funding opportunities.