El Paso Coalition for the Homeless Needs Your Help!
The 2017 Point In Time (PIT) Count will be:
Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 6:00 AM – 1:30 PM
PIT Headquarters Locations: TBD
Dresscode: Warm, Comfortable, Street Walking Casual
What is the Point In Time Count, and why is it important to our community!?
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development requires an annual count of sheltered homeless families, individuals and youths. This annual count is critical to El Paso’s efforts to fight homelessness in our community. Federal funding for homeless programs is based largely on this once-a year count of the city’s homeless population.
To ensure that we have a full and accurate count, we need a large number of volunteers! Bring a friend or two to help with the count! All we ask is a few hours of your day. Individual swill be assigned in small groups and will be provided a map of a specific area of town. You will either walk or drive through that area of town, count the homeless persons and survey those who are willing to take the survey, and then return your information to the PIT Headquarters location. We will be providing training before the count and will ensure you are aware of the dates and times.
The information we collect through the surveys will be combined and submitted to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, which disburses Federal funding for homeless programs.
Dress: Wear something warm, comfortable and very casual.
Welcome to the El Paso Coalition for the Homeless!
Mission: The El Paso Coalition for the Homeless is a membership-driven alliance dedicated to securing appropriate housing and services for persons who are homeless through advocacy, resources and innovation.