Point-in-Time Count: Understanding the Extent and Complexity of Those Living Outside

Edited Jennifer and Kris interviewing pictureEvery January, volunteers throughout the country set out to participate in the annual Point-in-Time Count (PITC). Mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the count allows regional Continuums of Care (CoC) to have better reliable data, while at the same time raising public awareness of homelessness in their communities.

Felix 3On January 27th, several of our LDC staff participated in the San Diego County PITC and took to the downtown San Diego streets early in the morning. While Kris Kuntz, Jennifer LeSar, Jonathan Hunter, and Rachel Ralston have participated in previous PITC’s, Hampton Dohrman, Felix Yan, and Sebastian Sarria were first-comers and willing to participate. LDC staff engaged and completed several interviews with people living on the streets. The experience was a strong reminder to keep on persevering in the fight to ultimately end homelessness in San Diego.

For more information about innovative approaches to policy and real estate development, contact Jennifer LeSar, President and CEO at Jennifer@lesardevelopment.com.

Jennifer LeSarWith more than 25 years of experience in the real estate development and investment banking industries, Jennifer LeSar brings a diverse background to her work in community development and urban revitalization. Her technical expertise spans from policy and program development to the origination and underwriting of complex investments in equity funds, multi-family portfolios, and historic and low-income tax credit properties utilizing federal and state financing programs.