WHERE DO WE STAND?
The January 2020 annual Point-in-Time Count identified 2,506 people who were either staying in an emergency shelter, transitional housing, or who were living on the streets, in cars, or other areas not intended for human habitation. This annual count measures people who are experiencing homelessness on a specific day. The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) also reports that nearly 8,440 people experienced homelessness and received homeless services at some time in 2018.
The Point-in-Time Count occurs nation-wide, as directed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Hundreds of local volunteers comb the community to identify people who are experiencing homelessness on that particular day.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 PIT Count was not carried out.