The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that communities receiving Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant funding to complete an annual sheltered and biennial unsheltered Point-In-Time Count during the last ten days of January. The data collected during this count assists our CoC locally and across the state to plan future services geared towards ending homelessness, understand changes in trends among homeless populations, comply with reporting requirements from HUD, other funders, and local stakeholders, and justify the need for continued resources to aide the homeless.
A statewide count of homeless men, women, and children living in emergency shelters, transitional housing, on the streets, and other places not meant for human habitation will be coordinated by the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio and the Region 16 Continuum of Care locally.
HUD defines homeless as persons who are sleeping in places not meant for human habitation, sleeping in emergency shelters or living in transitional housing having come from the a shelter or place not meant for human habitation. In Fayette County, our Point-In-Time Count will include persons staying at the Brick House and Peace House. The Point-In-Time Count also counts people that are considered unsheltered, meaning that they are living on the streets, in their cars, in abandoned buildings, etc.