Questions and Answers: Everyone Counts - the 2018 Coordinated Point-in-Time Count
Since the announcement of Everyone Counts : the 2018 Coordinated Point-in-Time Count, the Homelessness Partnering Strategy has received the following questions from communities. If you have a question, post it here, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q1. Will communities that are not part of the 61 designated communities be able to apply for funding for Everyone Counts: the 2018 coordinated Point-in-Time (PiT) count?
A1. Homelessness Partnering Strategy designated communities are eligible to receive funding as PiT counts are part of the measurement strategy for the program for 2014-2019.
Any community may opt to participate in the coordinated count and, as was the case for the 2016 PiT count, they can access the tools and supporting materials that will be available. The HPS will continue to engage with all communities to support their efforts to understand their homeless population and to measure progress in reducing homelessness.
Q2. Some communities have already conducted a PiT count. Will these communities have to do an additional count?
A2. The value of PiT counts comes with repetition. Conducting counts over multiple years allows communities to understand how the population is changing over time. In addition, participating in the coordinated count contributes to a national picture of homelessness.
Q3. Is the Government of Canada providing funding for Registry Weeks?
A3. While no additional funding is available for the implementation of Registry Weeks, because of the overlap in methodologies, communities conducting PiT counts can leverage the supports provided to facilitate the implementation of a joint PiT count and Registry Week.
Q4. Can a designated community submit a combined application on behalf of multiple designated communities?
A4. Yes, one designated community may submit combined applications in order to streamline resources for the project. One agreement will be used to cover all designated communities involved. The lead community will be responsible for the reporting and financial management of the project. Letters of support will be required from each of the participating Community Entities and Community Advisory Boards, as well as Aboriginal Community Entities and Community Advisory Boards, where applicable.
Q5. When will the joint PiT Count / Registry Week survey be ready?
A5. It is expected the new survey tool will be available in spring 2017. HPS is currently working with the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness 20,000 Homes Campaign to develop the joint PiT Count / Registry Week survey. Following the 2016 Coordinated PiT Count, the survey has been updated to reflect comments from the communities.
Q6. The Mandatory documents required list CVs of key researchers to give proof of relevant experience. Our community is soliciting bids for the project and may not have this information by the application due date. Is this a problem?
A6. Provide the CVs for the overall project managers for the project, as well as a brief description of the research position that would be included in the solicitation. The CVs of the key researchers (or contractor) can be shared at a later date so that they can be included in the project file. This will not affect the project during the assessment phase.
Community Development and Homelessness Partnerships Directorate
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