12/09/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/09/2019 00:13
Each year, Irving counts and surveys its homeless population as part of a nationwide event. The count's success relies on help from volunteers. The City of Irving encourages residents and other individuals to volunteer their time by registering for the 2019 Point in Time Homeless Count and Survey.
A mandatory training session will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. prior to the count. Immediately following the training, the count and survey begins at 8 p.m. The deadline to register is Jan. 3.
Staff and volunteers will meet in the basement of Irving City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. The survey will take place outdoors. Participants will be organized into teams and will be escorted by an Irving Police Department officer. All supplies are provided, except for a smartphone, which is used to fill out the survey. Volunteers must be willing to load the survey app to their personal device.
For a successful survey, volunteers should keep these tips in mind:
After registering, the Community Development Division will notify registrants of training session details. Mandatory volunteer training will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 23. To register or if you would like more information, contact the Community Development Division via email or call (972) 721-4800.