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City of Tucson asking for volunteers in annual homeless count

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 16:51:43-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — The city of Tucson is asking for volunteers in its annual Homeless Point in Time Count.

The project aims to learn more about the people and families experiencing homelessness in the city. It's part of a federal program that provides millions of dollars in funding to help local government agencies and other organizations address homelessness in southern Arizona.

According to a news release from the city, volunteers and experts will canvass along predetermined routes and conduct interviews with anyone who slept outside the night before the count.

Volunteers will be required to undergo training on Monday, Jan. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., then take part in the survey from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29. No prior experience is required, but volunteers must be 18 or older.