The Point-In-Time survey and results seen below was one of four data collection tools used in January 2013 to assess our local homeless population. Additional data includes the Housing Inventory Count (HIC), the Point-In-Time (PIT) Count of homeless individuals and families, and data collected by homeless liaisons at schools. This other data will be made available shortly after review and approval by TJACH partners.
Volunteers and the staff of service providing agencies in the Thomas Jefferson Area collected the following data from surveys conducted with homeless people between January 23 and 26, 2013. An online survey instrument was developed by TJACH partners and the final version consisted of 40 questions. Each partner contributed question ideas and wording. The final version was administered in shelters, soup kitchens, and outdoors to people identified as homeless. TJACH partner Open Knowledge Collaborative recruited volunteers to crowd source data entry via an OKC-created website. OKC then cleaned and coded the data appropriately and prepared it for the visualizations you see below.
Because the majority of surveys were conducted with homeless people who access services in the City of Charlottesville, the families who do not access shelter services and the homeless from surrounding counties are NOT well represented in the survey results. Additional information on homeless families with children and the types of shelter beds in use the night of the Count will be made available shortly.