Solving Homelessness Together

Point-in-Time Counts (PIT)

Each year there is a local Point-In-Time Count. This is one way that communities calculate the number of individuals and families that experience homelessness. There are advantages and disadvantages to this approach and that is why it is used in combination to other efforts such as an HMIS system to capture homeless statistics. If you are interested in learning more about what a Point-In-Time count is, click here for more information.

The PIT counts typically happen on the last week of January and is a physical count of individuals either in shelters or literally outside. For this reason the count must be conducted at night and requires many volunteers to make it effective.

If you are interested in participating in next year’s count please Contact Us.