‘Point-in-Time survey’: Local organizations work to better deal with homeless issues in community

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Two organizations are working to better deal with homeless issues in the community.

Pikes Peak United Way and the Pikes Peak Continuum of Care held the annual Point-in-Time survey on Monday, Jan. 29.

It helps the community count how many people are experiencing homelessness and are in need of services on a single night.

The information is used to identify the gaps in housing and services.

“The community is low on affordable housing so we also the take that into consideration to look at not just providing more emergency shelter which is also needed but what it might look like across the board to really get people in stable housing,” said Eva Nunes, Pikes Peak United Way Information Systems Director.

The survey is required to receive funding from the federal government.

This year, the community is continuing to increase outreach efforts to reach those who are unsheltered, including youth and family.

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