WeAllCount is San Diego’s annual Point-in-Time Count.
The Point-in-Time Count is a one-day, statistically reliable, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families across the United States.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that each Continuum of Care (CoC) conduct a count at the end of January every year. Conducting a Point-in-Time Count is important for all communities. The count provides a snapshot of who is homeless on a given night. This information can be used to plan local homeless assistance systems, to tailor programs to meet existing needs, and to raise public awareness of homelessness.
There are thousands of individuals and families in shelter at any time, and just as many living without shelter in San Diego County. Only by knowing who, where, and how many people are experiencing homeless can we plan and identify the resources needed to best serve the most vulnerable, and ultimately move families and individuals into permanent housing.
Join us to make a difference in the lives of homeless men, women, and children throughout San Diego by taking part in the homeless census.
Click here to view data and reports from past and current San Diego PIT counts.
What happens during the WeALLCount?
- A count of unsheltered individuals (on the street, in a vehicle or hand-built structure)
- A count of sheltered individuals ( those in shelters and transitional housing)
- An in-depth, personal interview of unsheltered persons
When is the WeALLCount?
- Unsheltered Count: Friday Jan 27, 2017 (4:00 AM-7:00 AM)
- Sheltered Count: Same time – Completed with service/shelter providers
- Interview/Survey: Jan 27, 2016-Feb 1, 2017 (various dates and times)
- The project is mandated for all communities (but unfunded) by HUD
- Counts take place across the country during the last 10 days of January
- We partner with service agencies, faith organizations, and community members to make up our volunteer base
Why We Count
- People. Because there are thousands of individuals and families who experience homelessness annually in our County
- Funding. Results leads to millions in funds for local agencies
- Understanding. WeALLCount data leads to targeted services
- Knowledge. To provide agencies with important data on our homeless population – critical for federal and state grant applications
- Action. Awareness of the scope and the details of the problem provide the knowledge needed to act
- Results. Ending homelessness benefits EVERYONE
Phone: (858) 292-7627 ext. 19
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