HUMBOLDT COUNTY TO CONDUCT "POINT IN TIME" HOMELESS POPULATION SURVEY
Humboldt County is gathering a snapshot of information on the local homeless population by doing a “point-in-time” survey count later this month. They need volunteers to help with the count, which is done every two years. The survey provides a tally of who is homeless on one given night; this year it’s January 28th. Volunteers are needed for January 29th through the 31st. People will be asked where they slept the night of January 28th… and also about their age, family status, living situation and well-being.
It’s being conducted from the Garberville area north to Orick. The coalition doing the survey says they want to assess the effectiveness of homeless services the community provides. The last survey conducted in 2011 found that more than 1,600 people were without housing in the county, including more than 450 children.