Friday, March 20, 2015

Point In Time Numbers Shared

Dove, Inc. and volunteers through the Macon County Continuum of Care (CoC) conducted the annual Point-in-Time count on January 22, 2015. The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also required to conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years) but Macon County conducts this count annually, as well. This year Mary Garrison coordinated and carried out the count with the assistance of Millikin students, Dove Staff and local Macon County CoC volunteers.

Darsonya Switzer
Homeward Bound Program Director

Below are a few of the numbers shared at the March 18 Affordable Housing Breakfast.  Watch for additional information in May which gives reflection on these numbers.

Macon County Homeless Data:

Total Number of Homeless Persons
2011 - 202
2012 - 210
2013 - 247
2014 - 255
2015 - 230

Total Number of Chronic Homeless Persons
2011 - 41
2012 - 49
2013 - 69
2014 - 71
2015 - 74

Total Number of Homeless Veterans
2011 - 13
2012 - 9
2013 - 12
2014 - 17
2015 - 8

Total Number of Unsheltered Families
2011 - 25
2012 - 42
2013 - 47
2014 - 50
2015 - 20

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