FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Cumberland County Community Development will conduct the annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Count in coordination with partner agencies and volunteers Feb. 2-3. The PIT is a nationwide yearly census of the homeless population conducted over a 24-hour period.
The count provides a snapshot of both the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population on a single night each year. Information gathered during the count will be included in a report submitted to the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at a later date.
Organized teams of volunteers will be dispatched to assigned areas to locate and survey homeless individuals among areas of known homeless communities, as well as charities and churches organizations that offer services to the homeless.
Cumberland County Community Development is leading this effort. Partner agencies assisting with this effort include other units of local government, homeless providers, and advocates within the Fayetteville – Cumberland County Continuum of Care on Homelessness network.
Community Development administers programs to benefit low-to-moderate income families and to help preserve and expand the supply of decent safe, affordable housing in Cumberland County. The office is located at 707 Executive Place, Fayetteville. For more information, go to cumberlandcountync.gov/departments/community-development-group or call (910) 323-6112.