Sheltered homeless count set for today |

Sheltered homeless count set for today

Every year, The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires Continuums of Care and recipients of Emergency Solutions Grant funds to conduct an annual Sheltered Homeless Count and a Housing Inventory Chart to be carried out on one night in the last 10 calendar days of the month of January. This year the Nevada-Placer Continuum of Care has selected Monday night.

The annual count includes: the homeless housing inventory, a point in time inventory of projects that provide beds and units dedicated to serving persons who are homeless and a count of sheltered homeless persons. HUD considers extreme weather shelters as dedicated homeless inventory that should be included in the count. Beds in institutional settings not specifically dedicated for persons who are homeless such as detox facilities, emergency rooms, jails and acute crisis or treatment centers should not be included in the housing inventory count.

The definition of chronically homeless for point in time count:

A homeless person who lives in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter; and has been homeless and living or residing in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven or in an emergency shelter continuously for at least one year or on at least four separate occasions in the last three years where the combined length of time homeless on those occasions is at least 12 months; and has a disability.

Beginning next year the Nevada-Placer Continuum will conduct an annual Unsheltered Homeless Count. For more information contact Michael Heggarty at (530) 470-2562.

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