Virginia Beach to Conduct Annual Point-in-Time Count of Homeless

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The City of Virginia Beach will conduct the annual point-in-time count of people who are homeless beginning the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 23, through Thursday, Jan. 24.

During this 24-hour period, teams of volunteers, nonprofit partners and city staff will canvass locations throughout the city where people who are without shelter are staying and survey those who are living in emergency shelter and transitional housing. 

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that the city conduct the point-in-time count to receive federal funds through the Continuum of Care. Each year, more than $1 million is granted through the Continuum of Care to Virginia Beach agencies that provide emergency housing and services to the homeless.

 

The Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation is leading the effort, in partnership with the Departments of Human Services, Police and Public Health, the BEACH Community Partnership and citizen volunteers.

 

For more information contact Bill Dorè at (757) 385-5736 or bdore@vbgov.com, or visit www.vbgov.com/homelessness.

 

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