Montana point-in-time homeless survey underway

The annual Montana Point-in-Time Homeless Survey is part of the nationally coordinated effort to identify the number of persons who are homeless on a single night during the last week of January.

The survey plays a vital role in understanding the causes of homelessness and is essential for determining the amount of funding committed for national, statewide and local housing programs and services dedicated to the goal of ending homelessness. 

This year District 6 HRDC in Lewistown is partnering with the Montana Continuum of Care Coalition to conduct the 2017 Montana Point-in-Time Homeless Survey in our local and six-county areas (Fergus, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Petroleum and Wheatland counties).    

The point-in-time homeless survey took place on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 26, from sunset on the 26th to sunrise on the 27th.  

Any person or family who was homeless, at-risk of becoming homeless, doubling-up or couch surfing on the night of Jan. 26, may complete a survey between Jan. 27 and Feb. 2at District 6 HRDC’s local office at 300 1st Ave. N., Suite 203 in Lewistown. Other locations in Lewistown and our six-county areas will also have the homeless surveys available for completion.   

If you know anyone who is homeless or is at-risk of becoming homeless and needs help with emergency housing assistance, please call Lewistown’s District 6 HRDC office at (406) 535-7488 or toll free at 1-800-766-3018.

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