Rural Homelessness Counts

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Conference Presentation | July 11, 2007

Files: Counting the Homeless in Alaska by Kris Duncan (PPT | 149 KB | 14 pages) Rural Homelessness Counts by Jonda Clemings (PPT | 21 MB | 28 pages) Handout: Agnecy Homeless Count (PDF | 401 KB | 40 pages)

Reliable data is critical to inform policy and program development and attract the federal and local resources necessary to end homelessness. In sparsely populated geographic areas with fewer homeless specific service providers, however, counting the number of people that are homeless poses significant challenges. This workshop highlighted how some rural communities have overcome the challenges to capturing reliable data and offer guidance to how rural areas can improve their point-in-time counts.