DATE: January 23, 2013
CONTACT: Michael Wright, MPA
Homeless Initiative Partnership Administrator
The Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership, in collaboration with the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc. (BRHPC), the Homeless Count Committee and more than 200 volunteers, is poised to begin the 2013 Homeless Point-In-Time Count. The Homeless Count Committee is comprised of not-for-profit social service agencies, faith-based organizations, law enforcement and government agencies within Broward County.
This Point-In-Time Count will be conducted from 12 p.m. Thursday, January 24, to 11:59 a.m. Friday, January 25.
According to Michael R. Wright, MPA, administrator of the Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership, Broward County is charged with counting every homeless person in the County and asking them to complete a survey. The count is used to substantiate need for all federal and state grants. An accurate count helps Broward County get needed resources to help persons experiencing homelessness in Broward.
“The survey is used to provide up-to-date information about the needs of persons experiencing homelessness and is a wonderful opportunity for the community to engage in efforts to end homelessness and learn about the Homeless Continuum of Care,” added Regine Kanzki, MPH, Division Director, BRHPC.
Broward’s Homeless Count Committee is committed to eliminating homelessness and improving housing options through the implementation of a comprehensive continuum of care.
For more information, call Michael R. Wright, MPA Homeless Initiative Partnership Administrator, 954-356-6167 or email email@example.com.