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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The annual Point-In-Time count allows a count to be taken of the homeless population in the five-parish area that makes up Southwest Louisiana.

The numbers collected during the count on Tuesday drives funding for programming and state budget allotments. 

In the past two years, officials said the number has stayed the same at 162 people.

This year, officials said the count came in at 107 for the five-parish area.

Officials said this number includes sheltered (emergency shelters, institutions, etc.) and unsheltered people -- individuals that were surveyed living on the streets.

Officials said that it is difficult to get an accurate number, but the census helps produce a "ballpark figure," they said.

The count was administered by parish employees, employees with the Medical Reserve Corps and volunteers.

In addition to the survey that documents the count, each homeless person was also given a blood pressure wellness check, a meal voucher and other items donated through area sponsors like First Federal Bank and L'Auberge.

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