Point-in-Time Count

 2017 Point-in-Time Count (PIT) | January 26-29, 2017

Volunteers Needed!

The Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care is seeking volunteers to canvass areas throughout the county to determine levels of homelessness for the annual Point-In-Time Count, which is scheduled to take place January 26-29, 2017.

Each January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires a Point-In-Time Count of persons who are experiencing homelessness. The count helps HUD assess the progress being made toward ending homelessness nationally and it informs their appropriations requests to Congress. Locally, the Count helps understand the extent of homelessness in the community and determine which resources are needed to address it.

This year, the Count will take place Thursday, January 26-29, 2017, at various locations throughout Ada County. Volunteer training is required and will take place on January 19, 2017 (9 AM in the Meridian City Hall Conference Room A). Please contact Stephanie Day at sbloom@cityofboise.org or 208-570-6845 to register for a Volunteer Training Session.

The count will be coordinated by the Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care, and volunteers are needed to help.

According to Continuum of Care organizers, the 2016 Point in Time Count reported that 867 people were experiencing homelessness in Ada County.

To volunteer or for more information about the count, contact Stephanie Day at sbloom@cityofboise.org or 208-570-6845.

What is the Point-in-Time Count?

CoC’s are required to complete a one‐night Point-In-Time (PIT) count of those who are experiencing homelessness during the last ten days in January. The data from this count helps determine the amount of funding awarded for homeless programs across the state, as well as report changes among the homeless population and raise public awareness of homelessness.