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Matt Talbot Participates in Point in Time Count

Matt Talbot Participates in Point in Time Count

The annual “Point in Time” count was conducted January 21st here in Lincoln and all across the nation. Matt Talbot’s Outreach Group volunteered to cover six of the specific areas. What is the “Point in Time” count? The count is an unduplicated count on a single night of the people in a community who are experiencing homelessness, that includes both sheltered and unsheltered populations. The count in Lincoln is coordinated by UNL Center on Children, Families, and the Law and several agencies of the Lincoln Homeless Coalition work together to canvas the streets and other areas of town to be sure each individual experiencing homelessness is identified and counted. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that communities receiving federal funds from the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grant program conduct a count of all sheltered and unsheltered people in the last week of January annually. Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped with this important night!

You can learn more about the Point in Time Count and see past reports here.