What is the Point in Time Count?
Every year, during the last 10 days of January, more than 400 Continuums of Care (CoC), covering over 3,000 cities and counties across the country organize tens of thousands of volunteers in a national effort to measure the scale of homelessness in the United States.
These counts reveal the number of homeless persons in our shelters and on our streets at a single point-in-time. These one-night snapshot counts also provide local planners with data they need to understand the number and characteristics of persons who are homeless so they, in turn, can develop a thoughtful response.
This effort allows communities to find out not just how many people are homeless, but who is homeless and more importantly, why they are homeless. Being able to answer these important questions is critical in our mission to end homelessness.
2020 Point-in-Time Count Data Analysis
Our Executive Director is joined by Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Kenny Wilson, Marta Pelaez, Gloria Vasquez, and members of the Youth Action Board.
If you have any questions regarding the PIT numbers or data analysis, please email them to Contactsarah@sarahomeless.org by Thursday, May 14, 2020. We will publish a Q&A to our website.