The Loudoun County Continuum of Care, along with jurisdictions that make up the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, is preparing to conduct the annual Point-in-Time Count of people in the community experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. The count is scheduled to be conducted the night of Wednesday, January 25, 2023. In the event of inclement weather, the count will be rescheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
The Point-in-Time Count, which is conducted locally and nationally, is intended to provide a single-day snapshot of a community’s homeless population as well as households that may be on the brink of becoming homeless.
“The count continues to help us to better understand the needs of our most vulnerable community members and provide essential support services to assist those individuals,” said Loudoun County Department of Family Services Director Ina Fernández.
During the count, members of the Continuum of Care Street Outreach teams along with staff from local nonprofits will canvass the county to assist anyone who is unsheltered by providing resources and information on programs and services. Local law enforcement personnel and mental health clinicians will also assist with outreach efforts across the county. The count will be conducted safely with all staff following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing.
Key benefits of the Point-in-Time Count include:
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