The Point-In-Time Homeless Count will take place tonight, Wednesday, January 25, from 7 pm – midnight. Trained volunteers will work in teams, with law enforcement, to count and survey homeless individuals in areas throughout Sacramento County.
With more than 70 mapped areas throughout the County that will be assessed, the information gathered helps communities plan services and programs to appropriately address local needs, measure progress in decreasing homelessness, and identify strengths and gaps in the homelessness assistance system. The biennial Homeless Count also provides funds for vital local services, including federal funding for emergency shelters and transitional and permanent supportive housing projects.
A copy of the results from the last Point-in-Time Homeless Count took place in 2015 and can be found on Sacramento Steps Forward website.