Fayette County Homeless Count
Fayette Cares needs volunteers for the annual Point-in-Time Homeless Street Count. This nationwide effort helps determine a snapshot of homelessness by recording the numbers of people living on the streets or in makeshift accommodations not meant for human habitation.
The data collected, combined with other statistics, is presented to Congress to determine allocations of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for services based on need. Most of the organizations serving the homeless in West Tennessee are linked to this funding. Therefore, the more accurate the homeless count the more accurate the funding.
As a volunteer you can help fund life-changing services by driving through assigned sections of Fayette County to document situations where someone may be living on the streets or in a place not meant for human habitation, such as a bus, barn, or condemned building. Teams cover their assigned portion of the county at any time during the 24 hour period. A brief training is provided.