2017 National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

2017 National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Annually, in conjunction with the winter solstice, the National Coalition for the Homeless, the National Consumer Advisory Board, and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council recognize those who have died homeless in the preceding year. The 2017 National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day will take place on Thursday, December 21.

Econometrica is a technical assistance provider and research organization that delivers professional services to federal, state, and local governments, as well as to nonprofit and quasi-governmental organizations. Throughout the years, we have supported research inquiries[1][2][3][4] that included homelessness as a topic, and we have provided referrals to specific homelessness-related technical assistance to some of the grantees we assist. We also have staff members who have donated their time in the annual Point in Time count, for which they have helped identify and account for sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a given night in January. This annual count is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Continuums of Care.

The work we do, especially as it relates to public and affordable housing as well as health, demonstrates our commitment to understanding, reducing, and eliminating homelessness in the United States. On the occasion of the 2017 National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, we pause to pay respects to those lives lost, and we reaffirm our efforts to provide services that work toward preventing future such deaths.

[1] https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/ahs/2010_high_rent_burdens_v2.pdf

[2] https://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/housing-needs-native-hawaiians.html

[3] https://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/HNAIHousingNeeds.html

[4] https://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/NAHSG-UrbanStudy.html

The 2017 National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day will take place on Thursday, December 21.

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Econometrica Supports HUD’s 2017 Point in Time Count

Econometrica Supports HUD’s 2017 Point in Time Count

Econometrica is proud to have employees volunteering their time to support the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2017 Point in Time (PIT) count. This annual count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care (CoC) conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. CoCs also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and conducted locally. Econometrica employees will support local CoCs in the greater Washington, DC, and Austin, TX, areas as they conduct their respective PIT count. To learn more about the PIT count, please visit https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/hdx/guides/pit-hic/#general-pit-guides-and-tools. If you are interested in volunteering in your local area, follow these steps:

Step 1: Visit https://www.hudexchange.info/grantees/?granteesaction=main.searchresults&stateid=0.

Step 2: Select location to find your local CoC.

Step 3: Click on your nearest CoC to find the Collaborative Applicant’s contact information.

Step 4: Contact the Collaborative Applicant to inquire about volunteering in this year’s PIT count.

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Expanding Our Partner Network

The HCD team is interested in expanding its consultant and subcontractor cadre to include individuals or partner firms with expertise in the following areas: disaster resiliency planning, disaster recovery funds management and program administration; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rural housing and economic development programs; Federal Housing Administration single-family housing policy, asset management, and marketing services; and local workforce development initiatives.