[NEWS] Homeless count expected to be about 6,000 in city, like 2015 | Project HOME

[NEWS] Homeless count expected to be about 6,000 in city, like 2015

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

In the pre-midnight cold, more than 300 people fanned out on Philadelphia streets to count the homeless.

Around 3 a.m. Thursday, the job was over, the census of a complex, enigmatic population recorded for another year.

The so-called January Point-In-Time Count is carried out annually in cities on the same night throughout America, a requirement of the federal government.

By Thursday afternoon, the official results were not in, said Sister Mary Scullion, who runs Project HOME, which takes a lead role in the count. But she said it looked as if the January 2016 homeless population may be about the same as last year.