Point-in-Time Count seeks to monitor homelessness

The 2021 Point-In-Time Count will take place to count how many individuals and families in Hoke County are considered homeless.

“The Point-in-Time Count is a one-day, statistically reliable, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in the country,” according to a press release.

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that all continuums of care conduct a Point-In-Time Count each year during the last 10 days of January. Additionally, programs that have beds dedicated to serve homeless individuals and families also conduct a bed inventory for the Housing Inventory Count.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Point-in-Time Count will only be conducted for those who are sheltered, organizers said in a statement. The unsheltered count will not occur on January 27. However, unsheltered individuals should call 211 for assistance and more information.  

For more information about the unsheltered Point-In-Time Count, please contact Dr. Peggy L. Owens, Region 7 Unsheltered PIT Count Liaison, at (910) 904-1067 or email powens@hcs.k12.nc.us. 

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