The County of Orange is among several Continuums of Care (CoC) in Southern California that have been approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to forgo the Unsheltered Count of the 2021 Point In Time due to the impacts of COVID-19.
HUD is still requiring CoCs to complete the Sheltered Count and Homeless Inventory Counts (HIC), which are an annual mandate that occurs concurrently with the biennial unsheltered count process. The Sheltered Count and the HIC will be completed during the last week of January working in collaboration with 2-1-1 Orange County. The majority of Southern California COCs have made similar requests and been approved by HUD to not conduct their count of unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness.
The Point in Time is a biennial effort required by HUD counting people experiencing homelessness in a given point in time during the last 10 days in January.
For additional information about the Continuum of Care, visit https://www.ochealthinfo.com/homeless_serv/coc/2020.
This article was released by the County of Orange.