Every two years during the last ten days of January, communities across the country conduct comprehensive counts of the local population experiencing homelessness (the Point-in-Time Count) and the number of housing and shelter beds available (the Housing Inventory Count).
Point-in-Time (PIT) Counts measure the prevalence of homelessness in each community and collect information on individuals and families in emergency shelters and transitional housing, as well as people sleeping on the streets, in cars, abandoned properties, or other places not meant for human habitation.
In 2021, due to the challenges of COVID-19, HSH did not conduct a full PIT Count. Instead, we conducted the sheltered portion of the Count. Check back in 2022 for our next full PIT Count.
- Sheltered PIT Count (Updated September 2021)
Housing Inventory Counts
Every year, HSH also provides a Housing Inventory Count (HIC) to the federal government. The HIC reports tally the number of beds and units available on the night designated for the count by program type. The HIC includes shelter beds dedicated to serve people who are homeless as well as people in Permanent Supportive Housing.