24 HOUR POINT IN TIME (PIT) COUNT OF HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
Wednesday JANUARY 29, 2020
- The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requests that Continua of Care (CoC) throughout the nation count those who are homeless each year during the last 10 days of January. Michigan has selected January 29, 2020 as the date of our count. The numbers gathered are reported to HUD and used at the national level to develop programs and track changes in the numbers of homeless and to assess financial support to those in need.
Questions? Tina Allen, NWCEH Coordinator: 231-499-1213
We need your help!
The Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness is a collaboration of local non-profit agencies, organizations, and individuals who work to house people experiencing homelessness. Every year communities all around the United States take a day during the last week of January to concentrate efforts on identifying as many people as possible who are living on the streets, in the woods, and in places not meant for human habitation. This effort is called the Point in Time Count or PIT.
The PIT count is important to our community for several reasons:
This year the Point in Time Count is Wednesday, January 29th. During that day there will be volunteers working all around our community with hopes of locating and/or making contact with as many folks who are living in places that are not meant for continual human habitation as possible. In preparation for that day, we ask that you:
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email, text or call and leave a message for our PIT Coordinator Tina Allen at email@example.com or 231-499-1213.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!
#1-PRE-PIT COMMUNITY REACH-OUT VOLUNTEERS USE THESE (Must complete assignment between January 15th and 29th) :
The Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness is seeking VOLUNTEERS to reach out to local businesses and agencies in preparation for the annual Point In Time count of people living on the streets, woods, and in places that are not safe as permanent housing. Volunteers need reliable transportation and must complete the assignment between January 15th and 30th. Volunteers will be provided with an assignment list of locations, brief training, and all needed supplies. To VOLUNTEER, follow the links below to choose the geographic area you would like to serve.
Please click here to watch the 11 minute training video first!
Accompanying Power Point
Do's and Don'ts of PIT Community Outreach
Post-Outreach Feedback Form
Sign Up here:
Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet Antrim/Kalkaska
Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet Charlevoix/Emmet
Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet GT/Leelanau
Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet Manistee/Benzie
Volunteer Sign-Up Missaukee/Wexford
Local Letter copies here:
Outreach Letter Antrim/Kalkaska
Outreach Letter Charlevoix/Emmet
Outreach Letter Grand Traverse/Leelanau
Outreach Letter Manistee/Benzie
Outreach Letter Missaukee/Wexford
#2-IF YOU ARE A SHELTER (Not using HMIS),
ORGANIZATION/AGENCY (DHHS, CMH, Libraries, etc),
DV PROGRAM, USE THESE (questions? contact Sean Heline (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Data Collection Form with Instructions (Excel Form)
Completing the Data Collection Form (20 minute Training Video)
#3-IF YOU ARE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH YOUR PIT COORDINATOR ON THE DAY OF THE PIT, USE THESE (questions? contact Tina Allen (email@example.com or 231-499-1213) (You would have been given specific instructions to go to #3):
Tips for working on the unsheltered count (10 minute video)
How to complete the Unsheltered Interview Forms (10 minute video)
Unsheltered Interview Form (PIT count form)