Volunteer registration for the 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count is now open. The Sacramento region conducts a count of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness every other year, as mandated by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Led by Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF), this Point-In-Time (PIT) count provides valuable data on the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness, as well as trends in subpopulation demographics such as veteran status, chronic homelessness, and transition age youth over time.
The PIT count is a community-wide effort made possible by the incredible support of many volunteers and partners. Your help is important in capturing this crucial community data. You can get involved in various activities such as street canvassing, count and surveying, site set up/clean up, volunteer check in/check out, and more! Please join us on Wednesday, February 23, and Thursday, February 24, 2022.Volunteering does not require any prior experience, but you must: be 18 years of age or older; be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; be healthy and not display any cold/flu/COVID-19 symptoms; be willing/able to use personal supplies such as flashlights and smartphones; be willing to travel by foot or car; and attend the required training. For more information, please visit the Sacramento Steps Forward website. You can register for the Point-In-Time Count by visiting the site, About — Sacramento Steps Forward — Timecounts