This blog post picks up from last week’s covering Homeless Point-In-Time Counts. As impactful as the federally required data for the Point-in-Time Count can be, many communities choose to identify additional factors affecting their neighbors experiencing homelessness. As planning for the 2019 Point-in-Time Count begins, ASR recommends the following tips to help communities prepare their survey materials.
A growing economic divide, soaring costs of living, and a housing inventory shortage have contributed to nearly 135,000 individuals experiencing homelessness on a given night in California. While the issue can seem overwhelming and complex, understanding and estimating the size and scope of the problem is critical to efforts to end and prevent homelessness.