- Written by Terry Arthur
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] requires all jurisdictions getting "Continuum of Care" funds to carry out a Point-In-Time [PIT] homeless count. "Continuum of Care" provide shelter and supportive services to homeless populations.
The results of the PIT count are reported to HUD and included in CoC grant applications annually. The process helps determine existing resources, identify gaps, and highlight progress towards ending homelessness.
Guam's 2012 PIT count identified 1,301 people that were homeless as of January 27 2012.
The data of the PIT homeless count will be shared with the members of the local CoC, the Guam Homeless Coalition, the community, and policy makers to use in developing programs and facilities to assist homeless families.