More San Diego County residents needed for crucial regional count
SAN DIEGO – The Regional Task Force on Homelessness (RTFH) is in need of more volunteers for the upcoming 2024 Point in Time Count on Jan. 25. This HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development) required activity is a great way to get involved, give back and make an impact for residents of San Diego County.
“We’re looking for people across the region to join us for this vital activity,” RTFH CEO Tamera Kohler said. “Although we’ve seen a lot of enthusiasm so far, there are areas around the county where we need additional volunteers to join us on the 25th.”
This early morning activity’s primary focus is to collect data of people experiencing homelessness across the region through a brief survey, specifically their length of time experiencing homelessness and if they are a veteran.
Additionally, the Point in Time Count is an important way for community members to give back, learn more and participate in this essential activity. With 18 municipalities and huge swathes of unincorporated land across our county’s 4,210 square miles, RTFH is asking residents everywhere to step up to make a difference.
With deployment sites across San Diego County, there are opportunities for volunteers to stay in their communities and participate in the 2024 Point in Time Count.
“Every year San Diegans wonder what they can do to help make progress around homelessness,” Kohler said. “By participating in the 2024 Point in Time Count, you’re doing your part by providing valuable information about those experiencing homelessness while ensuring that our region gets the federal funding it deserves.”
More information about covering the 2024 Point in Time Count will be provided closer to Jan. 25.