Results of the Annual Point in Time Homeless Count
February 3, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness (SCEH), in coordination with the City of Sioux City, conducted the annual Point in Time count on Wednesday, January 26. The Point in Time (PIT) count is a snapshot count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night, typically at the end of January. Cities across the country participate in this event as a requirement to receive funding for homeless activities from the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Point in Time information is provided to HUD and allows the City of Sioux City, SCEH, and local agencies to receive funds to meet the needs of homeless individuals and families. Results from this year’s PIT count and the past three years counts are listed below:
Living in Living in Permanent
Unsheltered Emergency Transitional Supportive Total
Homeless Shelter Housing Housing Homeless
2011 29 160 177 7 366
2010 14 119 175 7 308
2009 30 129 130 6 289
2008 11 107 153 Unknown 271
The Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness is a non-profit group comprised of 33 local agencies that provide resources to low-income and homeless populations. Our mission is to eliminate and prevent homelessness through collaborative planning, advocacy and funding of a system of housing and supportive service. Our goal within ten years is for every Siouxlander to have a safe, permanent place to live and to be living as self-sufficiently as possible.
For more detailed information about the PIT Count, visit the Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness website at www.siouxlandhomeless.org. Find them on Facebook – Search for Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness and click on “like.” Follow them on Twitter, SCEHomeless.