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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Homeless Coalition of Northeast Alabama – Annual Point in Time Count

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The Homeless Coalition of Northeast Alabama (HCNEA) will conduct a survey on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, in and around Anniston and Gadsden. HCNEA members and trained volunteers will be conducting a count of homeless individuals and families.

If you know of a homeless person or family, or if you are homeless, please contact Lori Floyd at 256-238-6231, lori.floyd@the-right-place.org or Renee’ Baker at 256-312-5589, rbaker@cityofgadsden.com.

HCNEA is an organization of service providers, organizations and individuals concerned about the plight of people who are currently homeless and at risk of homelessness.  It is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care for Calhoun, Etowah, Cherokee and DeKalb counties and includes the Cities of Gadsden and Anniston. HCNEA is dedicated to the provision of services to homeless persons and to the prevention of homelessness in rural Alabama.

HCNEA and its member agencies gather data about the homeless persons in the area during a 24-hour period each January. This 24-hour “Point in Time” shows the number of individuals and families who are homeless on any given night. This data is compiled into a report for HUD which helps HCNEA and HUD determine the needs of the homeless population. 

This report is a critical component in developing state/federal policies and in obtaining federal funding for the area.

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