More than 100 homeless youth accounted for during 'point in time' count event in Reno
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
The Department of Urban Housing and Development (HUD) requires an annual count of homeless persons ages 18-24.
The Nevada Youth Empowerment Project and Our Center coordinated the "point in time" count event in Reno on Thursday, January 25.
They counted on "behalf of the City of Reno, who submits the northern Nevada continuum housing grant to HUD," according to event organizer Monic DuPea.
After a 24-hour count, DuPea says that a total of 104 homeless youth were surveyed. Of the 104, 14 of them were unsheltered, six sheltered and 84 of them live in nebulous housing including weekly motels.
Organizers walked the streets of downtown Reno for 24 hours as well as conducting outreach encouraging all homeless youth to gather at the Eddy House on Thursday for free haircuts and other community donations.