Point In Time Count January 31 Documents Extent Of Homelessness

  • Point In Time Count January 31 Documents Extent Of Homelessness

Point In Time Count January 31 Documents Extent Of Homelessness

Erin Bowes, an outreach specialist with the Atlantic Homeless Alliance's Project Assistance Transition from Homelessness, said most clients are aware volunteers conduct the survey each year.

The point-in-time count takes place the final ten days of January.

"We are counting people who are staying in houses that may not have electricity or running water, staying in a tent, or cars or unfinished structures like a garage or basement", she said. "So we go out and ask them, 'Where are you sleeping tonight?'" Rodriquez explained. "As more people are able to get better paying jobs, you see less people who are homeless, but there still are a group of people who struggle with employment or struggle with addiction so that they can't get employed at that time".

Almost 8,000 volunteers will spread out over 4,000 square miles during the three-night count, said Peter Lynn, director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the city and county agency that organized the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. They also told them about resources including local shelters and other services available to the homeless. She said the bags include basic necessities such as hygiene products, plastic baggies, flashlights, socks and mittens.

According to HUD, the homelessness numbers for Jamestown increased significantly between 2016 and 2017. A total of 43 persons in 43 households were identified as chronically homeless. Lextran will offer the homeless free rides to shelters during that period.

In New Jersey, the NJCounts 2018 survey will focus on homeless families, youth and veterans.

The homeless encampment at the Plaza of the Flags next to City Hall in Santa Ana last month.

Throughout the winter, the coalition assist people through the Code Blue Chautauqua County initiative.

Formerly the Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Jacksonville, Changing Homelessness is the lead homelessness prevention agency for Clay, Duval and Nassau counties.

In addition, the following Chautauqua County library warming centers are open including: Hazeltine Public Library, 891 Busti-Sugar Grove Road; James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St.; Sinclairville Free Library, 15 Main St.; Ellington-Farman Free Library, 760 Thornton Road; and Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage Road. But since the organization has partnered with other agencies and expanded resources they are seeing more youth overall who are homeless or have unstable housing.