Point-In-Time Homeless Walk: On January 31. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould joined HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan [and other HUD officials] and The Community Partnership for the annual Homeless Point-in-Time Count in Washington, D.C. During the last week in January, the Department of Veterans Affairs, HUD, and local agencies across the country conduct Point-in-Time counts to get a statistically reliable, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless veterans, individuals, and families in the U.S.