Historically, Schuylkill County has had a poor record in addressing the needs of the homeless.
The county of 146,920 has no permanent homeless shelter.
In fact, the county hasn't even been able to come up with a way to find the homeless.
But that situation might change.
On Jan. 29, Schuylkill County will try to put a number to the issue a first step, perhaps, to address immediate needs of food, clothing and shelter for those down on their luck.