Homeless PIT (Point In Time Count) 2019
The night of the count was Wednesday, 1-23-2019 across the region.
Workers captured information the entire week, (21st - 25th) asking folks where "will you sleep" or where "did you sleep" on the night of the 23rd.
Final Results -HUD Defined Unsheltered Homeless Population PIT
WHAT IS THE HOMELESS POINT IN TIME "PIT" COUNT?
The annual count helps CSCoC members to strategically address the housing and service needs of individuals and families who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. The process helps to ensure annual funding to our community that provides crucial housing and supportive services for this vulnerable population, benefiting the community. The numbers collected drastically affect the amount of funding provided.
To make the PIT Count as accurate as possible, teams span out across each County to count and survey homeless who sleep outdoors, in parks, alleys, under bridges, or in places not meant for human habitation, such as cars, abandoned buildings, garages or other structures without electricity or running water.
The process of surveying helps to identify local trends among the homeless population such as families with children, unaccompanied youth, the chronically homeless, and veterans; and helps identify the magnitude of challenges such as drug use or mental/physical health issues.
Each PIT worker (18 & over) is asked to attend a training session. Volunteer recruitment for the 2020 PIT Count will begin in late 2019 and the actual count will take place in January 2020.