Volunteers to Count Minnesota’s Homeless on Wednesday
UNDATED -- On Wednesday hundreds of volunteers will spread out across the state in an attempt to count as many homeless people as possible. The Point-In-Time Count happens every year in Minnesota.
The Central Minnesota Housing Partnership's A.G. Huot is in charge of the count in 13 central Minnesota counties. She says the information is valuable because it shows the trends over time.
It shows us a trend of the number of homeless youth in our community is rising. It also shows us that the number of homeless veterans has dramatically decreased because of the influx of funding to support them. So it shows us trends in time.
Huot says while they do their best to count as many homeless as they can find, it is always an undercount.
There will also be a Point-In-Time event at the St. Cloud Public Library on Wednesday from noon until 6:00 p.m. Anyone who does not have a permanent place to live can attend to get assistance from a wide variety of providers.