Last Updated on January 2, 2023 by Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and partner agencies across the state are seeking volunteers to conduct a one-night count of the homeless population. Volunteers are needed in every county on January 25, 2023 to help conduct the count.
Those interested in volunteering can register here. Upon registering, IHCDA’s Homeless Management Information Systems team will connect those individuals, groups, or organizations interested in participating with their local PIT Coordinator(s).
There will be a volunteer webinar on January 11, 2023, at 1 p.m. EST. Registration links will be provided by your local PIT Coordinator(s). Those interested in volunteering, but unable to attend the PIT volunteer webinar, will have the information made available through their regional PIT Coordinators, prior to participating in the count. Volunteers must register no later than January 20, 2023.
“Collaboration at the state, regional, and local levels are important in the fight to end homelessness here in Indiana,” said Jacob Sipe, executive director of IHCDA. “We are proud to collaborate with many great partners who share IHCDA’s mission of providing housing opportunities, promoting self-sufficiency, and strengthening communities.”
The PIT Count is a census of all unsheltered and sheltered persons experiencing homelessness in the Indiana Balance of State (BOS) Continuum of Care (CoC), consisting of 91 of the state’s 92 counties – every county except Marion (Indianapolis) which coordinates their own count. The sheltered count is conducted at emergency shelters, transitional housing, and safe haven projects across the 91 counties and 16 regions that comprise the Indiana BOS. The count is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and must be conducted at least once every two years, during the last two weeks of January by CoCs receiving HUD funding. For historical results of the PIT Count, please visit IHCDA’s website.
SOURCE: News release from Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority