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"We're hoping for a downward turn in all the numbers this year," LaPoint said. "But we've seen a reduction in service providers in the region, so there's a good chance that won't happen."
according to Homeless Coalition data.
"The Department of Housing and Urban Development says we have to do it during this week, and we usually choose Thursday, so people remember when it's happening," he said. "The department is one of our main funding sources in the region, and they determine the amount of funding based on the one day count."
LaPoint said he hopes the rainy weather won't keep people away.
"It's a lot easier to go out in the snow without getting soaking wet," he said. "But if you go out in the rain then have to go back to a homeless camp for the night, that can have some pretty bad effects on how warm you can get."
Today's one day count of people who are homeless or in transitional housing in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties relies on good turnouts to secure as much federal funding as possible, according to Kenny LaPoint with the Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition.
a place to stay," he said. "My experience is that our numbers are always pretty consistent."
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Loomis Goode, who works with The Shepherd's House, said that they're always full this time of year.
"A limited supply of blankets, sleeping bags, pet food, propane and other items will be available at various command center sites throughout Central Oregon," LaPoint said. "We always run out of propane and pet food, and there is a high demand for sleeping bags and tents, so if people have things to donate, they can bring them to the command centers.".
Individuals and families counted as homeless include those living in weekly rate hotels, shelters, transitional housing, sharing a home with another family, camping, sleeping in cars or residing in other places not designed for long term habitation, according to a news release.
"We rely a lot on the friends and family of people who are homeless to let them know it's happening," he said. "The better and more accurate count we get, the better that is for the amount of resources allocated to the region."
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county homeless count Thursday
LaPoint said 914 homeless were under 17 last year, and 419 of those reported having been homeless for more than a year.
The interviews are confidential and anonymous, and by providing the most up to date information, Central Oregon agencies will be better able to qualify for funding and targeted support services. They will also be able to develop comprehensive plans to address poverty and homelessness in the region.
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