Could Canceled Count Lead To Better Picture Of Homelessness In Maricopa County?
Tempe conducted a point-in-time count that was smaller than usual on Jan. 26, to get a sense of how many of its residents are experiencing homelessness.
This year’s version was scaled back and the city says it largely used employees rather than volunteers.
Maricopa County’s annual count, meanwhile, will not happen this year. The feds allowed communities to opt out of it due to the pandemic, and the Maricopa Association of Governments decided to take that route.
To learn about what that will mean for agencies who work with residents experiencing homelessness, The Show spoke with Amy Schwabenlender, executive director of the Human Services Campus in Phoenix.