Philadelphia to Conduct an Official Count of Homeless

Philadelphia to Conduct an Official Count of People who are Living on the Street

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Philadelphia PA - Philadelphia will join cities around the U.S. in conducting an annual census of people who are experiencing unsheltered or street homelessness as a part of a national effort called the Point in Time (PIT) count.Philadelphia PA - Philadelphia will join cities around the U.S. in conducting an annual census of people who are experiencing unsheltered or street homelessness as a part of a national effort called the Point in Time (PIT) count.

More than 250 trained volunteers will canvass areas in every zip code throughout the city in teams of three and, using a short survey, speak to any willing participant living on the street to accurately document and gather information about each individual and their housing status.

WHEN:
Thursday, January 26, 2017
3:00 am: Volunteers gather and receive team and zone assignments
4:00 am: Teams are deployed to conduct the count
9:00 am: Teams conclude the count

WHERE:
Volunteers will gather at:
Rodeph Shalom, 615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

DETAILS:    
The PIT count is an annual initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to collect information about adults, families and young people living in emergency, transitional and temporary housing, and on the street.

Results of the count inform local and federal policy, allocate resources and help to assist in determining how to end homelessness. Philadelphia’s participation is coordinated by the Office of Homeless Services (OHS) and the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

Project HOME supports Philadelphia’s count of unsheltered people in collaboration with OHS.

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