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‘We Are at a Crisis Point’: Homelessness in the Coachella Valley Is Skyrocketing—and the Only West Valley Shelter Is Closing

Despite a growing economy and decreasing unemployment, the homeless population in the Coachella Valley is expanding—at an alarming rate. The annual Riverside County “point in time” count in January showed the homeless population had increased from 1,351 unsheltered and 814 sheltered individuals in 2016, to 1,638 unsheltered and 775 sheltered in 2017. The Coachella Valley […]