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POSTPONED: Point-in-Time Count and Homeless Youth Survey

Due to extreme blizzard conditions, several Continuums of Care (CoC) across Massachusetts – including on the Cape and Islands – have requested an exception to the Point-in-Time count date requirement set forth by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Point-in-Time count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and other safe havens on a single night. The night for the 2015 count had been scheduled for this past Wednesday, January 28th.

Organizers hope the count will be officially postponed until late February, most likely February 25th. The separate Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Count (also originally scheduled for this week) will be moved to late February too, in order to keep it connected to the Point In Time count.

More information will be released as soon as it is available. Volunteers and other community organizations who agreed to help with the PIT and the Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Count are asked to not distribute or complete any surveys this week.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Paula Schnepp, Coordinator of the Cape and Islands Regional Network to Address Homelessness at