Committed to Fighting Homelessness in Nashville
Mental Health Cooperative employees joined the city of Nashville last Thursday and Friday to assess how many people are experiencing homelessness in the area. The annual Point-In-Time (PIT) count – federally mandated by HUD and implemented by the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency – uses outreach workers and volunteers to count those ‘unsheltered’ and sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing and Safe Havens every January. Volunteers search alleys, parked cars, encampments, behind dumpsters, and under bridges. The data is used when Davidson County requests federal dollars to help the city’s homeless population.
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