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Clarksville Office of Housing schedules annual Count of Homeless

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Office of Housing & Community Development has announced that the annual “point-in-time count” of people experiencing homelessness will be conducted locally from 8:00pm January 23rd, 2020 to 7:59pm January 24th.

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The national effort is mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to estimate the number of Americans, including Veterans, without safe, stable housing.

It is one of the tools used to assess progress each year toward VA’s priority goal of ending homelessness among Veterans.

HUD requires that Continuums of Care, which are local planning bodies such as the Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development that coordinate homelessness services in a geographic area, conduct an annual count of people experiencing homelessness. These include people who are in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night in January. Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally.

Results of the January 2020 count reflect national snapshots of homelessness through the end of 2019.


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