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2009 Point in TimeCount

For the fourth straight year, the Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition conducted a one-night count of people who are homeless or in transitional housing in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties. This count is a part of a national effort to identify the number of people struggling to find appropriate and adequate housing.

On January 29th volunteers conducted confidential and anonymous surveys in Bend, LaPine, Sisters, Redmond, Prineville, and Madras. This one-day count will provide the most up-to-date information about the number of individuals in Central Oregon who are struggling to find adequate housing. Through this data, local agencies and programs are able to qualify for increased funding, better target support services, and develop comprehensive plans to address poverty and homelessness in Central Oregon.

Individuals and families counted through this effort include people living in:
• Weekly motels
• Shelters
• Transitional housing
• "Doubled up" with other families
• Camping or sleeping in cars
• Other places not designed for long-term human habitation.