Archive for January 28th, 2008

Street Survey – Wrap Up

The street survey won’t officially wrap up of course until we have entered in all the data, run our reports, and make policy recommendations based off of the data collected. That being said – the 24 hour survey period from 8 am on Thursday until 8 am on Friday went extremely well.

We estimate that over 1400 surveys were administered to homeless and low-income persons during that time.

Many thanks go out to our over 200 volunteers who administered the survey and to those individuals who took the time to complete the survey as respondents.

The media coverage for the event was strong with a front page article being written on Saturday by Jay Tokasz of the Buffalo News. Jay and Buffalo News Photographer Sharon Cantillon went out with several of the overnight street teams and did an outstanding job of capturing our overnight survey efforts with some of the hardest to serve homeless persons.

Jim Ranney of WNED AM 970 conducted an interview with Bill O’Connell on Friday Morning that outlines some of the basics of the survey and what we expected to find.

Rich Newberg of the WIVB (channel 4) also did a great job devoting 2 and a half minutes of airtime and several hours of research to capturing the story.

Read the Buffalo News Article here….

Listen to the WNED radio 970 coverage of the survey here…

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