The Oklahoma Governor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness (OK GICH) is a 25 member advisory body composed of public, private and nonprofit representatives working together to end homelessness in Oklahoma.
From November 4 to December 6, 2018, we received completed surveys from 653 respondents across the state providing valuable guidance for the 2019-2023 Oklahoma Plan to End Homelessness (Oklahoma Plan).
Prevent and End Homelessness
The problem of homelessness can seem daunting—it is estimated that on any given night more than 550,000 people are experiencing homelessness in America. See our plan to change this.
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness that HUD requires each Continuum of Care (CoC) nationwide to conduct in the last 10 days of January each year. This of course varies depending on the weather and pandemic conditions.
The purpose of the PIT is to track the number, demographics, and needs of people experiencing homelessness throughout the country over time. These numbers are also used to determine federal funding allocations to address homelessness.