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Muddy shoes and difficult questions: How volunteers are counting the number of homeless Texans

Hundreds of people walked the streets of Dallas on Thursday to count how many homeless residents live in the area. Similar counts are planned in other cities this month. The results will be key to finding solutions for vulnerable Texans.

Daneille Tooker, along with volunteers and other CitySquare staff, canvass encampments in Dallas near Malcom X Blvd. and I-30 on Jan. 23, 2020. The Point in Time count attempts to capture data about homelessness through an interview and observation of each individual.
Volunteers and CitySquare staff prepare for this year's Point in Time Count of people experiencing homelessness in Dallas Jan. 23, 2020. They use an app called Count Us to interview and count people in their teams area.
Volunteers and CitySquare staff canvass encampments in Dallas near Malcom X Blvd. and I-30 to interview and count people that are experiencing homelessness on Jan. 23, 2020.
Volunteers and CitySquare staff canvass encampments in Dallas near Malcom X Blvd. and I-30 to interview and count people that are experiencing homelessness on Jan. 23, 2020.
Volunteers and CitySquare staff canvass encampments in Dallas near Malcom X Blvd. and I-30 to interview and count people that are experiencing homelessness on Jan. 23, 2020.

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