Point in Time Count Report 2015
The Point in Time Reports are based on the data collected from the South Carolina Point in Time Count of homeless individuals conducted by the South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless and four continuum of care CoC across the state. The purpose of the Point in Time count is to provide information to the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on the number of currently homeless individuals in order to estimate the use of and need for shelter beds, housing, and homeless assistance programs. The date collected by the Point in Time count is used by HUD to determine funding allocation nationally to continuum of care for homeless services. The count gathers demographic information about populations and sub-populations that experience homelessness and provides knowledge used to develop resources to help re-house individuals and families.