Mecklenburg County, in partnership with the City of Charlotte, is preparing for the 2019 Point-in-Time Count: Everybody Counts Charlotte on Jan. 30, 2019. The Point-in-Time Count is when our community comes together to survey and count every person experiencing homelessness on one night. Last year, 1,688 people were counted. This number included 167 families, 77 youth and 209 people sleeping outside in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
The first opportunity to get involved in 2019 is the EverybodyGathersCharlotte Event on Jan. 10, 6 p.m., at the McColl Center (721 N. Tryon Street). The event will offer food, fellowship and information on the ways to support this important work, such as:
Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, with partners in the City of Charlotte’s Housing & Neighborhood Services Department, manages the work of the Point-in-Time Count. Counting is critical to understanding the scope of this problem. The Point-in-Time Count is an important method to collect information about housing and homelessness that can inform local decision-making. When combined with all information on system performance, the Point-in-Time Count provides Charlotte-Mecklenburg a way to look at progress in the work to end and prevent homelessness.
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