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Riverside fund will help create affordable housing

Housing rents continue to rise

Riverside has established a Local Affordable Housing Trust Fund, the 42nd such fund created in California. The city council voted recently to create the fund and apply for $1.5 million in state and federal funds set aside for municipalities that have been designated “pro-housing,” according to a statement on Riverside’s …

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Short-term facility for homeless to open in Palm Springs

Palm Springs celebrated the opening of the Homeless Navigation Center’s Early Entry facility with an open-house and ribbon-cutting ceremony this week. The event, held at 3589 McCarthy Road featured remarks from Palm Springs Mayor Jeffrey Bernstein and city council members according to a statement on the city’s website. Rose Verduzco, …

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Temecula to open new rec center

Temecula will host a grand opening of the Margarita Recreation Center March 23. A ceremony, which will include demonstrations, children’s activities, giveaways, and refreshments, is scheduled to be held from 9:30 a.m to noon, according to a statement on the city’s website. This facility at 29119 Margarita Road has a warm-water …

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Palm Springs to fix streets

Palm Springs affordable housing project gets state grant

Palm Springs will spend $9 million paving streets this year, the most the city has ever spent on that annual project. The city council approved the funding at its regular meeting Feb. 29, according to a statement on the city’s website. Revenue for the 50-street project will come from Measure …

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SoCalGas offers grants to low-income households

San Bernardino receives federal transportation grant

Southern California Gas is providing grants of up to $200 to help some households pay their natural gas bills. Recipients of grants from the $1 million Gas Assistance Fund are determined by household income and household size, according to a statement released by the public utility. “This winter, there is …

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Riverside Fire Department earns re-accreditation

Riverside Fire Department

Riverside’s fire department has been re-accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. That move leaves Riverside one of only five California fire departments with that accreditation, as well as the highest recognition – ISO Class 1 – given out by the state’s Insurance Services Office, according to a statement …

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