Homeless Art
One of many of the pieces of art to be displayed in the Main Library from individuals who are or who have experienced homelessness in Broward County.

Broward County’s Homeless Initiative Partnership (HIP) is bringing attention to homelessness in November with four cooperative events designed to heighten awareness of our homeless population that will precede the upcoming annual Point-in-Time Count in January 2014. In a recent report to the state, Broward County's homeless population was indicated to be 3,801.

“November is National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month and we want to start now to bring attention to the cause. While the Homeless Point-in-Time Count used to be conducted every other year, we are now doing this annually to get better results that help us to understand the needs of our community,” said Michael Wright, administrator of the Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership.  

Planned events in November are:

Homeless Initiative Partnership within the Community Partnerships Division of the Broward County Human Services Department is the lead agency in the County for planning and coordinating services for homeless persons and families. Additionally, staff provides support to the Homeless Initiative Partnership Advisory Board and Homeless Providers and Stakeholders Council. For more information, call 954-357-6101 or visit Homeless Services.