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Homeless Count In Nevada County This Week

If you’ve ever wondered how many homeless people there are in Nevada County, there are people who this week are going to try to find out. A homeless count is required to be done in every county every two years. Michele Violett with the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras says the homeless count determines things like state and federal grant money, but there are other reasons involved…

Listen to Michele Violett

Nevada County has now gone to a homeless count every year, instead of the mandated every other year. In order to get the most accurate count possible, a ‘Homeless Connect’ event is being held today (Tuesday) at Hospitality House. Nevada County Public Health Nurse Donna Fry says there will be services provided in order to encourage the homeless to attend…

Listen to Donna Fry

In addition to the ‘Homeless Connect’ event, teams of volunteers will go out into the county to find homeless encampments to get a count. They’ll also contact service providers to see how many beds are available. Last year, the count was 295 homeless in Nevada County, which officials say is high, especially related to the number of beds available.

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