Boise gets ready to suvey the homeless

Posted at 5:16 PM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 19:16:50-05
Boise is joining other cities across the country to find out just how many people are experiencing homelessness. 
The "Point-in-Time" homeless count is a federal requirement that helps determine how much money the Treasure Valley gets to combat homelessness. Last year Boise had close to 900 homeless people.They are asking people to volunteer to help count at the end of this month.
"Often times when it's cold like this people are more likely to come into shelters so it's easier to find people and survey them. Where as in the summer people are maybe out camping or they may be harder to find," said Stephanie day with the City of Boise.
Volunteers must undergo training sessions. Local sessions will be held tomorrow  from 9 to 11 a.m. At Meridian City Hall. To RSVP or ask about additional training possibilities, contact Stephanie Day with the City of Boise at sbloom@cityofboise.Org or 208-570-6845.