Planning for the 2023 Point-in-Time Count (PIT) will start towards the middle of 2022. The PIT Count will be scheduled during the last two weeks of January 2023 (05:00am to 10:00am). Please check back for information about volunteering and Community Meetings. Thank you!

What is the Point-in-Time Count?

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of people experiencing homelessness who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness every other year. Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally.

Why does the Point-in-Time Count matter?

Point-in-Time Count data are the primary data used for federal funding allocations and national estimates of homelessness. The numbers reported by your community are used by the US Interagency Council on Homelessness and all federal departments including Housing and Education. PIT Count numbers are also most often cited by local strategic plans, state, county and city government and the media.

Volunteer Signup

Thank you all that signed up for the 2022 PIT count. The count was successful and we were able to cover the full County on the two days as planned. 

Any questions? Please contact:

John Connery, Applied Survey Research
[email protected]

Leila Qureishi, County of Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing
[email protected]

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