Sierra Wave Media

Eastern Sierra News for June 22, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Eastern Sierra Continuum of Care (CoC), a coalition of human service providers, along with partner agencies, will conduct its annual Point-in-Time Count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness the night of Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

During the early evening hours, staff and volunteers will visit campgrounds, parking lots,
encampments, and other places in the Eastern Sierra to find and survey people living outside.
Homeless service providers will also count the number of people that are staying in emergency
shelter or temporary housing because they are without a home.

The surveys are completely anonymous and confidential, and the information is collected for
evaluation by the CoC and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Count will shed light on the extent and nature of homelessness in the region and the data
will be used to help plan and implement housing solutions in our rural area.

The Homeless Count is a HUD requirement for the local CoC funding process, which brings
state and federal dollars to our region each year to serve people experiencing homelessness.
This funding provides temporary shelter, transitional housing, supportive housing, permanent
housing, and other needed homeless assistance.

If you have any questions about the Count, please call Inyo Mono Advocates for Community
Action (IMACA) at (760) 873-7709.

About the Eastern Sierra CoC

The CoC was established in October of 2013 and includes community advocates from faith-
based organizations, nonprofits and government agencies that promote, fund, and implementprograms assisting families and individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Inyo,Mono and Alpine Counties. The nonprofit agency responsible for CoC planning and reporting activities is IMACA.

For more information, please visit the website:
https://www.easternsierracoc.org/