Yolo County will be conducting its 2015 homeless point-in-time count during the week of January 26. Donations of needed items to be distributed to people experiencing homelessness during the count (i.e. gift cards in small denominations; warm gloves, socks and hats; personal hygiene products) are being accepted by several local homeless service providers.
The 2015 homeless point-in-time count is a survey that communities conduct every two years to identify the number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals living in Yolo County. The survey is also designed to collect information regarding the characteristics and needs of people experiencing homelessness. The count is an activity mandated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for communities that receive federal homeless funding, and nearly every community in the country will be conducting a similar count during the last ten days of January.