• 5-4 Supreme Court allows rule that could reshape legal immigration to take effect

    The Supreme Court Monday in a 5-4 vote cleared the way for the Trump administration to make it more difficult for immigrants who rely on public assistance to obtain legal status. The so-called public charge rule, unveiled in August, impacts people who receive most forms of Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. It was immediately met with […]

  • Apartment, Transit Project Looks To Spur Urbanization of Downtown Coachella

    A proposed mixed-use development that would bring a transit station, commercial space and 105 subsidized affordable apartments to downtown Coachella appears to be on the verge of moving forward. “It’s the beginning of a new urban concept downtown,” Mayor Steven Hernandez told City News Service. “Our goal is for this to be the catalyst for […]

  • Failure to Launch; Young Adults Live with Parents Longer

    [bc_video video_id=”6077533634001″ account_id=”5728959025001″ player_id=”Hkbio1usDM” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%”] More and more young adults are living with their parents for longer than in previous generations, according to Census data, 1.5 million adult Californians have not left their parents home. The failure to launch is true for most of the state, a report from […]

  • County Awarded State Funds to Reduce Homelessness

    More than $20 million in state funding was awarded to Riverside County under a social assistance program aimed at placing chronically homeless people in affordable housing units, it was announced Wednesday. “We are very pleased with the announcement of this funding and are excited to move forward to provide much-need permanent supportive housing for Riverside […]

  • California Assembly Votes to Cap Rent Increases

    The California Assembly voted Wednesday to cap rent increases for many tenants as America’s most populous state faces a housing crunch. A bill, which now goes to the state Senate, would prohibit landlords from raising rent more than 7% plus inflation over the course of a year. The bill would not apply to newer housing […]

  • Gov. Gavin Newsom to Reveal Updated Spending Plan

    California is flooded with money and Gov. Gavin Newsom will outline how he thinks the nation’s most populous state should spend it Thursday when he releases a revised version of his $200 billion-plus state budget. The Democratic governor has already proposed new spending to expand health care for young immigrants living in the country illegally, […]

  • Chair: ‘Fix’ for County’s Homeless Challenges Not on Horizon

    A report documenting a 21 percent increase in the number of identified homeless people in Riverside County prompted members of the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to express concerns about lack of shelter space and resources for those who want to leave the streets. The Department of Public Social Services submitted results of its Jan. 29 […]

  • Palm Springs Announces Development Incentives For Affordable Housing

    Four recently approved ordinances will encourage developers to increase the number of apartment units in Palm Springs, city officials said Wednesday. The ordinances include height requirement waivers and allowing more residential buildings in the downtown area. While lot size will decrease for some subdivisions and property owners interested in renting out a casita no longer […]

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