Fuller’s Office for Urban Initiatives leads homeless count effort in Pasadena
Tsay and Duke interview a homeless man
Fuller students Denise Duke and Wei-shin Tsay were highlighted in a Pasadena Star-News
article written by James Figueroa, “Teams Canvass Pasadena Streets for Homeless Count,” which ran on January 26.
The annual count of homeless persons, which helps the City of Pasadena obtain funding and gauge the effectiveness of its programs, was led again this year by Fuller’s Office for Urban Initiatives. Duke and Tsay were two of 30 Fuller students who volunteered to help with the count, along with another 20 volunteer counters from the local government, nonprofit agencies, and church congregations.
The Office for Urban Initiatives has led this counting effort for the past seven years. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as part of its requirements for providing continuum-of-care funding for homeless persons, asks local jurisdictions to conduct a “one night point-in-time” homeless count every other year in January. The City of Pasadena, however—in partnership with Fuller’s Office for Urban Initiatives—conducts a one night point-in-time count every year.Read the Star-News article here
.Above photo by Walt Mancini; courtesy Pasadena Star-News