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A new office in Riverside aims to end, not reduce, homelessness




A homeless man and dog sit on the sidewalk in downtown Riverside.
A homeless man and dog sit on the sidewalk in downtown Riverside.
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Homelessness is an issue throughout Southern California, including Riverside.

Earlier this month, the city introduced the Office of Homeless Solutions, and it has a big goal.

It doesn't just seek to reduce homelessness, but to end it.

"They think that [the office] is going to help them streamline what they're offering, be more efficient and reach more people," says Ryan Hagen, Riverside reporter for the Press-Enterprise."

Listen to more of what the city has planned through its new office. Click the blue audio player above.