During a 24-hour period in the last ten days of every January, homeless advocates across the nation seek to count the homeless persons within their coverage areas. The Point in Time (PIT) Count greatly affects funding, both private and public, for homeless services and affects the methodology of those services. A thorough count is crucial in identifying and understanding both the progress we’ve made and the gaps within our services. Mississippi Balance of State’s Count will consist of 5 Regional Coalition Counts throughout our 71-county coverage area. We believe that this would be a unique opportunity for organizations, ministries, and colleges/universities to engage our target population while providing a great service to your local community.
Notes of Importance
- When is the 24-hour PIT reference period? January 22nd @12 AM until January 23rd @12AM
- How long can the surveys be conducted? January 22nd – 26th 2018.
- Who do we count/survey? Individuals and families whom are sheltered homeless (in emergency shelters, transitional housing, or in motel/hotel vouchers paid for by non-profit organizations) and unsheltered homeless (living in a place not meant for human habitation).
Want to be apart of 2018 Count?
You can learn more about our PIT Count by visiting our CoC PIT Information Site, msbos.org/pit. You can contact our PIT Coordinator, Reginald Glenn and we will arrange for quick (3-4 minute) follow-up call. For additional information visit our PIT Resource Site, muteh.wordpress.com.