Friday, January 31, 2014

2014 Point in Time Survey

               Each year the Macon County Continuum of care/Homeless Advisory Council conducts a survey of the homeless population in Macon County.  The survey is called The Point in Time. The collected data provides vital information to local and federal agencies that are working to end homelessness.

               This year the Point-in-Time survey took place on Thursday, January 23rd, one of the most frigid days of the year.  With that said, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who volunteered their time despite the bitter cold. Although I am still in the process of sorting and counting the surveys, the preliminary numbers indicate an increase in Macon County’s homeless population. I’d also like to thank all of the individuals and agencies that provided us with food and beverage donations for the point in time participants and volunteers.

Youlanda Johnson, Case Manager/Support SpecialistHomeward Bound
The complete Point in Time results will be released at the 2014 Affordable Housing Breakfast on Thursday, March 20, 8:00 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Decatur.  The breakfast is free and open to the public, check the web site later for additional information.

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