A Point in Time (PiT) Homeless Count is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, September 29, in Red Deer. The PiT Count helps us understand and effectively address homelessness and related issues. This is the City's fifth count since 2012 with this being the first full-scope count since 2018, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Facilities that provide support services to individuals experiencing homelessness will enumerate and survey program participants. In addition, specialized teams of outreach staff and staff from the homeless-serving sector will be engaged in a street-level count on the evening. The combination of these efforts will result in important information that will help identify trends and key issues as part of an effort to end homelessness.
“A count gives us a snapshot of our homeless population and enables us to examine how things change over time,” said Ryan Veldkamp, Safe and Healthy Communities Supervisor with The City of Red Deer. “Working together with community organizations allows us to improve housing programs and services and to measure our progress toward ending chronic homelessness.”
View the Q&A backgrounder and visit www.reddeer.ca/PITCount for more information.
For more information:
The City of Red Deer