Tuesday , September 26 2023

Corona’s homeless population drops

Corona is reporting a major reduction in one category of its homeless population.

From 2019 through 2022, the number of people living in homeless shelters within the city fell from 164 to 65, a 60 percent decline, according to a statement on the city’s website.

Those numbers are based on this year’s Point-In-Time Count, a nationwide effort conducted every January on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Colton released its PIT results last month.

In June 2020, Corona launched its Homeless Strategic Plan, which it describes as a mix of “homeless prevention, outreach and engagement, emergency shelter, supportive services, and permanent supportive housing,” according to the statement.

“Homelessness is not unique to Corona, but what is unique is Corona’s approach (to solving homelessness),” said Mayor Tom Daddario in the statement. “We have a wrap-around plan … to address this complex issue.”

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