The National Alliance to End Homelessness (The Alliance) has resources to assist in planning for a successful youth-targeted Point in Time (PIT) count effort. They are available now for communities currently planning for their 2013 HUD mandated counts.
The resources include:
Counting Homeless Youth Toolkit: This toolkit outlines six recommended steps to include youth in PIT counts;
Including Youth in Your Community’s PIT Count Webinars: A two part webinar series is available. Part I discusses improving the quality of data on youth homelessness. Part II provides in-depth case study of the specific actions San Jose, CA took to include youth in its PIT counts; and
Practice Briefs: Two briefs profiling San Jose, CA and Washington, DC provide information about the planning, implementation, methodology, and use of data in these community’s targeted youth PIT counts.