Want to be a part of CT’s annual Point In Time Count?

Every year, states that receive federal aid conduct a census of people who are homeless in their state. Connecticut’s census — a Point In Time count — is scheduled for Jan. 24, and volunteers are needed. This is an awesome way to learn more about homelessness, and you’ll be conducting an important task in the …

Connecticut homelessness is down 10 percent

We know this because the annual Point-In-Time count says so. Taken earlier this year, the PIT numbers¬† just got crunched, and they are — in a lame word —¬† encouraging. I’ve been hanging around policy types for too long to use words like “awesome” or “fabulous,” though those are the words that seem a better …

It’s here. The PIT count.

This week marks Connecticut’s rescheduled Point-In-Time count, the census of our homeless population to see who’s out and who’s in. Beaucoup volunteers have signed up to help count, and to administer a different kind of census, a tool that essentially grades people based on their needs, and their vulnerability (it has a long name, but …

What can you do about homelessness, part 2:

On Feb. 18, volunteers will fan out across the state of Connecticut to conduct the annual Point In Time (PIT) count of the state’s homeless population. This will include people who are in shelters, and people who are sleeping rough, outside and unsheltered. Sara Capen Salomons, who is both a friend of mine, and who …