Spring date set for this year’s PiT Count
The fourth national coordinated Point-in-Time Homelessness Count in Canada will involve the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and Reaching Home this April.
The Point-in-Time (PiT) Count goes over a one day period as volunteers in Brandon will count and survey all individuals who are staying in shelters, short-term housing, and sleeping without shelter.
It is to provide a snapshot of homelessness in the city.
The previous PiT count was back on April 12, 2018. They reported the minimum number of homeless adults and children in Brandon was 121. Of the 121 individuals reported, 44 were adults and children in emergency or transitional shelters.
70 adults and children identified in PiT Count unsheltered surveys, and 7 adults observed as homeless, who did not complete the survey.
The group says the main goal is to improve the public’s understanding of the needs and circumstances of those who are affected by homelessness.
For more information or to sign up as a volunteer click on this link.