The purpose of the HUD Point-in-Time (PIT Count) is to obtain a snapshot census of people experiencing homelessness in our community on one night in January.
The count includes people who, on the night of the count, are:
- Sheltered (living in emergency shelters or transitional housing) or
- Unsheltered (staying out doors or places not designed for habitation including vehicles, streets, parks and abandoned buildings)
The PIT Count is an essential element in our effort to end homelessness, as the data gathered from this census shows us so much more than how many people are homeless in our community - we also learn more about who is homeless and why. The PIT Count presents a great opportunity to raise awareness of the myriad challenges our homeless citizens face, hear personal experiences from those experiencing homelessness, and demonstrate the compassion and generosity of our community!