The volunteers will be conducting surveys with the homeless from 7 p.m.-midnight on the night of the count, according to a news release from the city.
Per the release, donated items will be given out to those being counted at the following locations:
- Salvation Army (3528 14th St., Plano)
- City House (830 Central Parkway E., Ste. 350, Plano)
- Hope Restored Missions (1947 K Ave., Plano)
The Annual Homeless Census, also known as the Point-in-Time count, is conducted each year on one day in January across the country, according to the release.
The census is a requirement for the city to continue receiving funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. At its last meeting, Plano City Council unanimously approved a $1.9 million allocation of funds from HUD to combat homelessness in the city.
The census also provides accurate information on the homeless population that can aid local decision-making.
To volunteer for the count, visit http://share.plano.gov/PointInTime2023.