2017 MDHI Point-in-Time Report for Boulder County

See it here, and be advised that it missed most of the homeless people who are actually living on the streets. Some, including the Homeless Philosopher, boycott this “census” for a variety of reasons.

The Point-in-Time Survey done each year has become a grossly inaccurate yardstick when it only counts 600 homeless people in all of Boulder County on a single night in January, 2017. There must have been an equal or greater number who escaped notice altogether!

One good thing about this undercount is that it may tend to reduce funding from both public and private sources for the local homeless shelter / services industry. That has been my motivation for declining to participate in the PIT for several years now.

— MRW 


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