The City of Perris is making strides to address homelessness. Bringing together the necessary resources, the City of Perris Housing Division, Social Work Action Group (SWAG), City of Perris Code Enforcement, and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department work in a coordinated effort to offer assistance, connect needs with services, and above all to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of our community. Because Perris Cares!

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What is Homelessness?

Homelessness is the absence of a place to live. An individual that has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not meant for human habitation is considered to be experiencing homelessness. Anyone can experience homelessness. Although the root cause is poverty, underlying issues include:

  • Challenges with physical or mental health
  • Violence or abuse in the home
  • Lack of employment
  • An inability to find affordable housing

Dos and Don'ts in Addressing Homelessness

Do make donations to organizations that assist homeless individuals
Don’t encourage panhandling by giving money, food, clothes, etc.
Do treat an individual experiencing homelessness with dignity and respect
Do report illegal activity to the authorities
Do call 9-1-1 for emergencies
Don’t allow anyone to camp on your property
Do offer information where help is offered
Do call SWAG at 1-833-SWAGORG – or – 1-833-792-4674

Who Do I Call?

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1

Social Work Action Group (SWAG)
The Social Work Action Group (SWAG) is the City’s contracted homeless service provider. SWAG is a boots-on-the-ground effort to work with our local individuals experiencing homelessness.
SWAG’s Mission is to:
“…advocate, educate and inspire marginalized individuals and families in the Inland Empire to achieve sustainable independence through community support.”

1-833-SWAGORG
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1-833-792-4674
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hello@theswag.org
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City of Perris Code Enforcement

  • Sharps, needles, syringes
  • Abandoned vehicles and/or property
  • Abandoned shopping carts
  • Public Right of Way blockages (sidewalks, lawn/landscaping, etc.)
  • Camping in City parks

Monday-Friday, 8 am-6 pm:
(951) 385-4131
Saturday Only, 8 am-5 pm:
(951) 293-2131
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Report online here
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Email Code Enforcement here
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Complete a complaint form, and mail to:
City of Perris Code Enforcement
227 North D Street
Perris, CA 92570

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Riverside County Sheriff

  • Open containers
  • Theft
  • Elicit behavior
  • Loitering
  • Overnight camping in City parks
  • Active drug use
  • Noise complaints
  • No Trespassing Form 602
  • Panhandling

 

Perris Station
137 North Perris Boulevard
Perris, CA 92570

Phone: (951) 210-1000
Dispatch: (800) 950-2444
Emergency: 911 or
(951) 684-0911

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Click here for a list of affordable housing options in the City of Perris..

Haga clic aqui para obtener una lista de opciones de viviendas economicas en la ciudad de Perris.

 

For housing inquiries that are not related to homelessness, please contact the following Riverside County offices.

For

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
  • Affordable Public Housing Program

Contact: Riverside County Housing Authority

Location
5555 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Phone: (951) 351-0700 or (800) 655-4228
Fax: (951) 354-6324
TDD: (951) 351-9844

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

Click here to be directed to the Riverside County Housing Authority website.

For

  • Tenant Discrimination
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Foreclosure Prevention          
  • Credit Counseling

Contact: Riverside County Fair Housing Council

Main Office
4164 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 682-6581
Fax: (951) 682-0262

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

Click here to be directed to the Riverside Fair Housing Council website.

For other general inquiries, browse through our Community Resources Directory.

Para otras consultas generales, navegue a traves de nuestro Directorio de Recursos de la Comunidad.

 

Positive Change, Not Loose Change

Dos and Don'ts in Addressing Homelessness

Do make donations to organizations that assist homeless individuals
Don’t encourage panhandling by giving money, food, clothes, etc.
Do treat an individual experiencing homelessness with dignity and respect
Do report illegal activity to the authorities
Do call 9-1-1 for emergencies
Don’t allow anyone to camp on your property
Do offer information where help is offered
Do call SWAG at 1-833-SWAGORG – or – 1-833-792-4674

The City of Perris encourages compassion in addressing homelessness, while remembering the importance of approaching any situation in a safe and secure manner. In the interest of safety, it is not recommended to support or encourage panhandling. If you would like to give, give responsibly.

Please see below for verified non-profit organizations that assist individuals experiencinghomelessness. Click the logo to be directed to the organization website.

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Non-Profit Tax ID:
82-2556816

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For further assistance, please contact the City of Perris Housing Division:
135 North D Street, Perris, CA 92570 • (951) 943-6100

Michele Ogawa
951.943.6100, Ext. 264
mogawa@cityofperis.org

Rebecca Rivera
951.943.6100, Ext. 496
RRRivera@cityofperris.org

Carla Lopez
951.943.6100, Ext. 112
CJLopez@cityofperris.org

City of Perris
Community Economic Development Corporation

135 North “D” Street
Perris, CA 92570
  (951) 943-6100


Page last updated: October 28, 2019