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The news stories linked to below provide an overview of how Counting Us is aiding communities around the US conduct more accurate, and more efficient, annual homeless counts.    

Tracking COVID in Homeless PopulationsS. Kanowitz, Government Contractor News, May 2020

Mobile Apps Deliver Better Data on Homelessness, S. Kanowitz, Government Contractor News, March 2020

IN DATA WE TRUST: THE INCREASING USE OF MOBILE APPS DURING PIT COUNTS
H.Schneider, USICH, November 6, 2019

Smart Counts, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), May 5, 2018

The Tech That's Changing How Cities Help the Homeless
S. Holder/ L. Poon, CityLab, May 31, 2018

Good for Business | Business for Good
D. Talarico, October 30, 2017, Bentley Magazine


Southwest

560 County Employees Volunteer for Point-In-Time Count
J. Álvarez, County News Center, January 23, 2020 (San Diego, CA)

Gov. Gavin Newsom visits San Diego to take part in county homeless population count
10 News, January 23, 2020 (San Diego, CA)

Governor Newsom joins volunteers in conducting San Diego County homeless count
E. Lenderman, KUSI Newsroom, January 23, 2020 (San Diego, CA)

Point-in-Time Count Takes Place to Survey Homeless Population in Humboldt County
Redwoord News, January 23rd, 2019 (Humboldt, CA)

Throughout Ventura County, Counting Every Homeless Person Remains Goal
A. Martinez, VC Star/ USA Today, February 22nd, 2018 (Ventura CA)

Texas

‘They’re not just numbers’: Volunteers set out to capture local snapshot of homelessness
M. Theophil, Victoria Advocate, January 23, 2020 (Victoria, TX)

Volunteers needed for annual Point in Time Count of Amarillo homeless
K. Johnson, KFDA, January 9, 2020 (Amarillo, TX)

Plano volunteers use mobile app to conduct census for unsheltered individuals
C. Bennett, Plano Star Courier, January 24, 2020 (Plano, TX)

Hundreds of volunteers spread out across city to survey homeless population
A. Lubelli, January 24, 2019 (San Antonio, TX)

Organizers still counting, but say fewer homless people found for Lubbock's Point-In-Time Count
E. Pauda/ A-J Media, Lubbock Avalance-Journal, January 24, 2019 (Lubbock, TX, TX BoS CoC)

SPHC conducts survey to understand needs, extent of Lubbock's homeless population
K. Williams, KCBD, January 24, 2019 (Lubbock, TX, TX BoS CoC)

Annual survey aims to help Amarillo’s homeless population
A. McCall, January 10th, 2019 (Amarillo, TX)

Volunteers spread out to count homeless
J. Gibbs, tdtnews.com, January 25th, 2018 (Temple TX, TX BoS CoC)

This year, homeless advocates will get results from the Dallas Homeless Count in real time
S.Kuo, January 16th, 2018 (Dallas, TX)

Hundreds volunteer for annual Point-In-Time homeless census
C. Gonzalez, ABC KSAT Channel 12, January 26, 2017 (San Antonio, Texas)

Homeless Count Brings 1,300 Volunteers for Downtown Dallas
C. Gilmore, NBCFW.com Channel 5,  January 26, 2017 (Dallas, Texas)

Hundreds take to the streets of San Antonio for Annual Homeless Count
C. Ramaldi, News 4 San Antonio, January 27, 2017 (San Antonio, Texas)

 

Northwest

Volunteers vital to putting on Spokane’s census of homeless people
KXLY, January 23, 2020 (Spokane, WA)

Homeless count taken in Curry County
B. Williams, Curry Coastal Pilot, February 1, 2020 (Brookings, OR)

Unsheltered homeless population in Clark County spikes again
C. Brown, ClarkCountyToday.com, January 25, 2019

Volunteers count homeless population in Spokane County
S. Walthower, KREM.com, May 21, 2019

App aids Point in Time homeless count in Clark County
P. Hastings, The Columbian, January 24, 2019

Hard to know what you’ll find in the dark, but 2018 homeless count should be more accurate
M. Driscoll, The News Tribune, January 30th, 2018 (Pierce County, Tacoma WA)

Volunteers to use new technology to count homeless in Pierce County
KIRO 7 News Staff, January 26th, 2018 (Pierce County, Tacoma WA)

How Spokane is radically reinventing its yearly homeless count
D. Walters, January 4, 2018 (Spokane, WA)

Annual count gives glimpse into homelessness 
D. Furguson, January 24, 2017, Argus Leader (South Dakota)

Volunteers record living conditions of Rapid City's homeless population
C. Cutler, Newscenter 4, January 24th, 2018 (Rapid City, SD)

 

Southeast 

Upshur County tackles homelessness with annual count
A.Hatcher, WBOY, January 22, 2020 (Buckhannon, WV)

"Point in Time" survey will count number of homeless people in area
K. Griffitts, WJHG, January 9, 2020 (Bay County, FL)

Rowan Helping Ministries joins Point in Time homeless count effort
N. Anderson, Salisbury Post, January 31, 2020 (Salisbury, NC)

Homeless in Johnson County: annual K-Count reveals crisis
R. Coburn, The Paintsville Herald, February 1, 2020 (Johnson County, KY)

Gulfport Police Begin Homeless to Housing Hub Surveys
M. Lacy, WLOX, Sept 13, 2020 (Biloxi, MS)

Homeless Population Surveyed as Part of Everybody Counts/ Spectrum News Charlotte
R. Vogt, February 1st, 2018 (Charlotte, NC)


Volunteers Spread out around Charlotte for Homeless Head Count / WSOTV
G. Esposito, WSOTV, February 1st, 2018 (Charlotte NC)

Making sure every homeless person counts
K. Landek, Panama City News Herald, January 28th, 2018 (Northwest FL)

2018 survey to count the homeless in Columbus; provide them with resources
J. Zozaya, WTVM TV January 22, 2018, (Columbus, GA)

Opening the Doors to New Solutions
The Planning Council, June 2016. (Virginia)

 

New England

Coalition needs volunteers statewide for annual homeless count
New Haven Register, January 7th, 2020 (New Haven, Connecticut)

Getting to the Point, F. Drenttel, The Yale Herald, February 2nd, 2018 (New Haven CT)

Downtown, homeless people counted T. Breen, New Haven Independent, Jan. 24, 2018 (New Haven, CT)

Volunteers wanted to take part in annual statewide homeless count
The Register Citizen, January 5th, 2018 (Hartford, Connecticut)

Join the effort to end homelessness with the upcoming homeless census
J. Janosko, January 11, 2017, Partnership for Strong Communities (Connecticut)

Point-in-Time count of New Bedford's homeless underway
T. Weisberg, January 25, 2017, 1420 WBSM (New Bedford, MA)

350 Volunteers Expected to Join Mayor Menino for 34th Annual Homeless Census
BostonNewsGroup.com, December 16, 2013. (Boston, MA)

Mid-West

South Dakota homeless count set for January
KOTA TV, January 6, 2020 (Rapid City, SD)

The 2020 Nationwide Homelessness Count
C. Manika, KXRB, January 13, 2020 (Sioux Falls, SD)