Guam – The Point-In-Time Homeless survey conducted last month counted a total of 1,272 homeless people on Guam.
Of that number, 1, 143 persons lived un-sheltered, meaning on the street or in tents in jungle areas.
READ the 2013 “preliminary” results for UNSHELTERED persons HERE [or see the numbers below]
Another 129 persons lived in either emergency shelters or transitional homes.
READ the 2013 “preliminary” results for SHELTERED persons HERE [or see the numbers below]
The survey was conducted on January 28th. The results reflect a slight decrease from the roughly 13-hundred homeless were counted last year.
In an email to PNC News GHURA Acting Chief Planner Katherine Taitano says the report is “preliminary.” She points out that “even commonplace issues such as the weather and timing can impact the results.”
The final report will be released in April and that April report says Taitano “should make a reasonable comparison of the data clearer, count-over-count.”
The Point-In-Time Homeless Count is done every two years by the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority [GHURA] and Guam Homeless Coalition. The results help determine how much money Guam might qualify for under the Continuum of Care Grants and it is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] which administers those grants.