"Point in Time" survey will count number of homeless people in area

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Doorways NWFL will soon be conducting a survey to see just how many homeless people we have in our area.

Last January, they counted 488 homeless adults in Bay County, the largest number they've seen in the seven years of doing this. (WJHG/WECP)

Although they've been doing this for seven years, they say it's more important now than ever because of Hurricane Michael.

Last January, they counted 488 homeless adults in Bay County, the largest number they've seen in the seven years of doing this.

The survey is done using a phone app called "Counting Us" and only counts people ages 18 and older.

They will begin canvassing Bay County and other surrounding counties starting January 24 and go until the end of the month.

Questions they'll be asking include: where a person stayed the night of January 23 to get a count for a specific point in time, as well as name and age, and where they stay.

Volunteers are needed in all counties participating in this. If you'd like to volunteer click for more information.

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