The County of Riverside’s Community Action Partnership is a member of a national network of over 1,100 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the United States. Community Action was established under the President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 as a part of the "War on Poverty." Community Action relies on its partners, volunteers and in-kind services to leverage available Federal funding for its many projects that assist its homeless and low-income clients throughout the county.
Formerly under the Department of Public Social Services, (DPSS), the Continuum of Care for Riverside County – The CoC Program provides homeless assistance by leveraging funding needed through the HUD Consolidated Application. This provides collaboration between providers of housing and homeless assistance programs and other federal programs. The CoC is a network of private and public sector homeless service providers, designed to promote community-wide planning and the strategic use of resources addressing homelessness. The CoC seeks to improve coordination and integration with mainstream resources and other community programs for people who are experiencing or are at-risk of becoming homeless.
Formerly under the Economic Development Agency (EDA), the Housing Authority is a public entity that was formed in 1942 to provide federally subsidized housing and housing assistance to low-income families, within the County of Riverside. Currently, the HACR maintains an inventory of 469 public housing units, 17 revenue bond-financed rental housing units, and 77 Farm Worker apartment units. The HACR also administers approximately 8,522 Tenant-Based Section 8 Vouchers. 80 Project-Based Section 8 Vouchers, 93 Shelter-Plus Care Vouchers, 90 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) units, 473 Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) participants, and 30 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Vouchers.
Formerly under the Economic Development Agency (EDA), the Riverside County Workforce Development Board (WDB) provides oversight for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs in Riverside County. The WDB acts as a catalyst to provide seamless services among various workforce programs and provides community leadership around workforce issues. WFD accomplishes its mission through America's Job Centers of California, better known as the Riverside County Workforce Development Centers (WDCs). The WDCs are the hub of the county-wide service delivery vehicle for workforce, education and business services.