Monday, January 21, 2013

Volunteers Needed for the 2013 Point-In-Time Count!

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, there will be a state-wide effort in conducting the Annual Point-In-Time Count, which is mandated by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development.
The Point-In-Time Count (PITC) is an unduplicated count of homeless persons held annually on a single night in January.  The count includes both sheltered homeless persons (living in emergency shelters and transitional housing) and unsheltered homeless persons (living on the streets, in tent camps, cars, and any place not fit for human habitation) and captures data on gender, household, type and subpopulations like chronically homeless persons and veterans.  In addition, programs that have beds to serve homeless persons conduct a bed inventory for their community’s housing inventory chart (HIC).  The PITC provides a snapshot of who is homeless on a given night.   Accurate data collection is key to creating this picture of homelessness on the local, state and national levels.  
The NJ Coalition to End Homeless has partnered with Counties across the state to recruit volunteers for the Annual Point-In-Time Count.
For information to help in Ocean County contact the NJ Coalition to End Homeless at
Monmouth County is in  need of bilingual volunteers (Spanish speaking).  To enroll as a volunteer contact:
Judith Diaz at 732-845-2054 or Email 

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