Volunteers Needed for the Point in Time Unsheltered Count
January 31• Free
Volunteers are needed for the annual Point in Time Unsheltered Street Count. Volunteer duties include collecting electronic surveys using the Survey 123 app, and canvassing an assigned geographic area for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. This year’s PIT Count will take place across Lane County between the hours of 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday January 31, 2019. For more information and to sign up to volunteer, visit www.LaneCounty.org/HomelessCount. The Point-In-Time Count provides a useful tool for understanding homelessness and year-over-year trends in our community. One-night counts are required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Oregon Housing and Community Services (State of Oregon) which provides funding for housing and services related to homelessness. The Point in Time Summary is used year-round by planning boards, nonprofits, community organizations, and policy makers on local, state and federal levels to inform their work on this issue.