2The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally. - Department of Housing and Urban Development.
4As an example, we included a program managed by the Department of Health and Human Services called Grants for New and Expanded Services under the Health Center Program, which provides funding for expanded and sustained national investment in health centers, even though people experiencing homelessness were one type of beneficiary listed, along with migrant workers, public housing residents, and others. We did not include programs intended to address poverty, or that provide resources for low-income individuals, if homeless individuals were not specifically mentioned as a type of beneficiary.
5West, Melanie. "New York City’s Spending on Homelessness Hits $3.2 Billion this Year." The Wall Street Journal.
6Markovich, Matt, "San Francisco and Seattle: A tale of two cities mired in a homeless crisis." KOMO News
7Federal, state, and local fiscal years do not always align to the same time frame; the purpose here is to make a broad comparison.
8Walch, Tad. Over a decade, LDS Church has given $42 million to homeless relief in Salt Lake. Deseret News