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What It Takes To Count Homeless People

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

It's a miserable time of year to be living outdoors, but plenty of people do it all over the country.  And this is the time of year a headcount of those people is taken. 

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development requires point-in-time (PIT) counts of homeless people, in and out of shelters, in January.    Tonight (January 27th) is the night for the count in Jackson County.  We get details on the process and its effects from Constance Wilkerson, Continuum of Care Manager, and Mike Burke from ACCESS, a member of the Veterans Street Outreach Team.  


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