A few short years ago, Yamhill County created a plan to end and alleviate homelessness. You can read the original Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness by clicking here. As part of this plan, YCAP has taken the lead on implementing a Homeless Count held on the last Wednesday of January each year. YCAP partners with numerous volunteers and organizations to count people experiencing homelessness that day. We collect information on people staying in shelters, correctional institutions, places not meant for habitation and those temporarily staying with friends or family. This information is then reported to the state and HUD (Housing and Urban Development) to identify gaps and progress. It also may be used for grant writing purposes. If you would like information on volunteering for the Homeless Count, click here.