(Victor Valley)– First District Supervisor joined volunteers across San Bernardino County in Thursday’s Point-in-Time Count of the region’s homeless population.
“It was heartbreaking to talk with a man and his daughter and her 10-month-old baby sleeping in a recessed doorway – when it’s 30 degrees outside,” Lovingood said.
During the count, Lovingood met up with Sheriff’s HOPE Team members who are specifically tasked with helping homeless people find a place to live and other resources and information to improve their lives.
The homeless count helps promote government and private grant funding and other resources for local communities to help people exit life on the streets and prevent homelessness.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that communities that receive HUD program funding perform a “one-day, point-in-time” unduplicated count. Results of the 2015 Homeless Count and Subpopulation Survey will provide the County and local cities with benchmark numbers that will serve as the basis for developing local community and countywide strategies to help people exit life on the streets and by which the success of our efforts to provide effective programs serving homeless individuals and families can be measured.