How many people experience homelessness in Missoula?

March 2021

The answer helps secure funding to address it

The annual Point in Time count occurred from sunset on January 28 through sunrise on January 29 with an extended Service Site Count that continued through February 4 in order to ensure that we connected with as many people as possible. The Point in Time count is a tool used to gather a national census of homelessness and is an important step in advocating for members of our community who are experiencing homelessness. We expect results will be available soon. In the meantime, you can explore the data from the2020 Point in Time count here.

Missoula agencies went above and beyond the minimum COVID-related requirement of an observation-only count this year, and instead safely conducted surveys with every individual to ensure that we have stronger data and can better support those experiencing homelessness. The data we collect is essential to securing significant annual grant-funding for Montana, of which Missoula receives about 50%. Locally, it helps build the case for establishing more affordable and supportive housing options, and gives service providers and community members a direct touchpoint to continue to engage with and support our unhoused neighbors.

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