EASTERN SIERRA COALITION OF SERVICE PROVIDERS TO CONDUCT ANNUAL COUNT OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS ON FEBRUARY 23

 

 

 

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/

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eric hein
eric hein
7 months ago

In any of the local papers read the job openings and then read the places for rent. If it’s ever less than 50/1, jobs/accomidations I would be shocked.

eric hein
eric hein
7 months ago

Something that is being missed here, This is a homeless count not a jobless count. Where I work we always have people camping, not by choice but because THERE’S NOWHERE TO LIVE.

David Dennison
David Dennison
7 months ago
Reply to  eric hein

eric hein Many of those camping,mainly those in RV’s,trailers and motorhomes,it’s because how they want it. Not homeless,but those in tents and on the ground,another thing… If you got an RV or motorhome,always a place to park and stay and live comfortable…IMO.. While living in Oregon,I did it for 9… Read more »

Bishop Local
Bishop Local
7 months ago

They should also handout job applications.

Mono Person
Mono Person
7 months ago
Reply to  Bishop Local

Totally agree, I have couple openings for housekeepers…..

Alice
Alice
7 months ago
Reply to  Mono Person

And you offer these housekeepers free child care, yes?

Fat White Bob
Fat White Bob
7 months ago
Reply to  Alice

When we have our company safety meetings I always hand out free condoms.

David Dennison
David Dennison
7 months ago
Reply to  Fat White Bob

Fat White Bob

What does that have to do with homelessness ?

Mono Person
Mono Person
7 months ago
Reply to  Alice

Ummm, actually yes…and I give bonuses, and offer loans. Great breaks, use our trash receptacles, use our washer and dryers, use the pool and jacuzzi…. Yes, I am a terrible boss…..

Terrible Bosses 3
Terrible Bosses 3
7 months ago
Reply to  Mono Person

Wow that’s so generous of you to loan money to your employees, I’ll bet the terms are really great too. Homelessness is just the tip of an iceberg of poverty in housing-scarce Inyo and Mono counties… there are thousands of people who live on the edge of homelessness and have… Read more »

eric hein
eric hein
7 months ago
Reply to  Mono Person

And when they come to work for you where do they live.

BobK
BobK
7 months ago
Reply to  Bishop Local

A few of those down votes are probably from those homeless people.

eric hein
eric hein
7 months ago
Reply to  BobK

Who quite possibly have a job but can’t find a place to live.

Rezident
Rezident
7 months ago
Reply to  Bishop Local

Cool opinion you have there. How comfortable is that throne of privilege you sit on and take credit for but have contributed nothing to its roots?

Bishop Local
Bishop Local
7 months ago
Reply to  Rezident

If working for a living is privilege, then ya it’s pretty nice.

Last edited 7 months ago by Bishop Local
Sami
Sami
7 months ago
Reply to  Bishop Local

Ever tried getting a job without a steady address?

Bishop Local
Bishop Local
7 months ago
Reply to  Sami

Maybe they could come live with you then they’ll have a steady address. But you don’t care about them that much, now do you?

Last edited 7 months ago by Bishop Local
Local Bishop
Local Bishop
7 months ago
Reply to  Bishop Local

lol yeah, you told em, Sami totally doesn’t care about the homeless because she isn’t willing to personally take people into her home by the hundreds! You’re a genius. Nobody thinks the solution to homelessness is for private citizens to provide housing directly… unless they have no concept of a… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
7 months ago
Reply to  Local Bishop

Local Bishop

That’s how some (about 30 % of the population ) feel about the homeless,immigration,racial issues,etc…anything they see as a threat to their own lives and happiness.
Me,Me,Me
Thankfully,there’s not a voice for them to follow,worship and agree with sitting in the White House anymore.

Rezident
Rezident
7 months ago
Reply to  Bishop Local

So bare minimum to survive as a selfish individual is success? Hey man, you live and thrive because of a society, like it or not. Pretty sure taking from society without giving back to it is theft, no? Society built your platform to work and get paid, without it your… Read more »

mateo
mateo
7 months ago
Reply to  Bishop Local

And/or HHS mental health contact info

eric hein
eric hein
7 months ago
Reply to  Bishop Local

Nothing in this article about jobless, think about that for a moment.