Homeless Count Overview
The Point-in-Time homeless street count and shelter count is an effort to learn more about the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County and the entire country. In order to accomplish local and federal goals toward ending homelessness, we first need to know who is experiencing homelessness, where they are, and better understand the factors surrounding their homelessness.
According to local data collected during the 2016 homeless count, 5,702 people had experienced homelessness in Maricopa County, with 1,646 of them reported to be sleeping on the street.
Efforts are underway to conduct the 2017 homeless count during the early morning hours of January 24, 2017. As in previous years, the 2017 homeless count is a one-night street and shelter count to determine the number of people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County during a given point in time. The count includes a brief survey to collect information about people experiencing homelessness.
As the lead agency for the Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care, MAG coordinates the count each year. The count is critical to securing millions of dollars in Continuum of Care Program annual homeless assistance funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Want to help end homelessness in your community? Consider joining our 2016 Homeless Street Count volunteer team.
Point-In-Time Homeless Street Count Timeline
Train-The-Trainer (for Coordinators ONLY):
January 5, 2017, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Maricopa Association of Governments
302 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Point-In-Time Homeless Street Count:
January 24, 2017, 5:30 am - Noon
Across Maricopa Count
“The homeless street count is critical in our collective work toward ending homelessness in the region. The results from the count will help us to better understand the widespread nature of homelessness, identify trends, and help target critical funding and services to those most in need.”
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Point-In-Time Homeless Street Count
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