Just last year, nearly 4,000 people experienced homelessness in the City of Flint and Genesee County community. 11% of this population were unsheltered, living on the streets or in other places not suitable for dwelling.
Continuum of Care (CoC) is a community working together to achieve access to safe and affordable housing for all residents of Genesee County. Metro Community Development serves as the CoC’s Lead Agency.
What is the Point-In-time Count?
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of people who are experiencing homelessness on one night in January. This count helps provide a snapshot of who is homeless in our community. It is also an opportunity to help us better understand the needs in our community so that we can advocate for resources to meet those needs and measure our progress towards ending homelessness. The PIT count counts persons who are homeless and staying in unsheltered locations and persons who are staying in shelters on the night of the PIT. The sheltered PIT count is conducted using our community’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The unsheltered count is conducted by finding and interviewing people who are not in a shelter on the night of the PIT.
When is the Unsheltered PIT Count?
The Unsheltered PIT Count is mandated by HUD. The last unsheltered PIT Count was conducted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Outreach teams will continue to work with the unsheltered populations throughout the year.
Past PIT Count Data
Full reports of the number of persons counted in past PIT counts may be found here.
SOAR (SSI.SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery) program increases access to Social Security disability benefits for people with behavioral health issues experiencing or at risk of homelessness
Designed to educate the public, draw attention to the problem of poverty, and build up the base of volunteers and supporters for local anti-poverty agencies. Groups spend this week generating publicity about hunger and homelessness and holding a series of events to engage the community
The Flint Genesee Homeless Court is a collaborative court addressing homelessness in the 67th District Court of Genesee County, MI. Learn about FGHC and the relief it can and cannot offer.
The service providers offering these projects include