What is the Point-in-Time (PIT) 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.




Check back for updates regarding PIT 2021!

2020 Point-in-Time Count Results


Our Executive Director is joined by Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Kenny Wilson, Marta Pelaez, Gloria Vasquez, and members of the Youth Action Board.


2020 Point-in-Time Count Report

2020 Point-in-Time Count Snap Shot One-Pager

2020 PIT Count Homeless Dashboard


Click here for more information on the PIT Count Report. If you have a data request related to the PIT Count, click here to submit a data request.

Click here to check out more pictures on our Facebook from January 23rd, 2020.