The Cape Fear Homeless Continuum of Care (CFHCoC) will conduct the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) survey of individuals and families experiencing both sheltered and unsheltered homelessness in the Cape Fear Region during the last full week of January 2023.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that each Homeless Continuum of Care conduct an annual count of people experiencing homelessness on a single night during the last 10 days of January. The CFHCoC will count both sheltered and unsheltered individuals and families experiencing homelessness in 2023.
The CFHCoC has added a “Homeless Stand Down” event for people experiencing homelessness in Pender County. This is in addition to the traditional outreach survey teams that will go out into the community.
The Pender Homeless Stand Down will be from 8 am to 2 pm on Thursday, January 26th at the Burgaw Library located at 103 S Cowan St, Burgaw. We will have volunteers conducting surveys of people experiencing homelessness who are both sheltered and unsheltered in Pender County.
What is the Homeless Stand Down? This event is a combination of a “Resource Fair” for those experiencing homelessness and a data collection site. It provides a place in which people experiencing homelessness can come to engage with service providers as well as volunteers collecting data. The site will host service providers Veteran Service Officers, Pender County Christian Services, Pender Long Term Recovery Group, and similar services and provide items that can be used by people experiencing homelessness.