Philly Counts Registration Open!
The 2018 Point in Time Count—the annual count conducted to estimate the number of unsheltered and sheltered homeless individuals during a specific moment in time—will be held on January 24, 2018. The PIT Count engages Philadelphia agencies working to eradicate homelessness and concerned citizens; teams lead by experienced Outreach workers and made up of volunteers will walk the City of Philadelphia to collect the total number and characteristics of all unsheltered people.
The PIT is an important opportunity to collect essential data on unsheltered individuals and all demographic information will be reported to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The unsheltered count is essential in continuing to secure funding for Philadelphia’s Continuum of Care, which includes agencies engaging in street outreach, recovery, and housing stability.
Our neighbors at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, located at 615 North Broad Street, will host us for the pre- and post-count gatherings.
Volunteers are encouraged to join efforts to prepare for the count, including packing hygiene materials, and putting flyers up around their community. And of course, joining the effort on January 24 by registering here.
Project HOME is contracted by the City of Philadelphia to coordinate the Point in Time and represents the interests and intentions of the City’s Continuum of Care stakeholders.