Teresa reports that tonight is the annual homeless count in Nashville. Starting sometime around now, they’ll be out canvassing the streets until 3 o’clock in the morning.
The numbers from the streets (typically 200-350 this time of year) are combined with the counts from local shelters. In the past several years, the Metro Housing and Development Agency reports, the total number of Nashville homeless in late January is around 2,300 people.
Open Table Nashville, one of the organizations helping with the census, shared a picture of a group getting ready to canvas a slice of town:
Team 6! Get it!! #PIT2016 pic.twitter.com/mQ9aiWce6l
— Open Table Nashville (@OpenTableNash) January 29, 2016