Point-in-Time Count

 2017 Point-in-Time Count | January 26-29, 2017

Each January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires a Point-In-Time (PIT) 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 PIT Count helps understand the extent of homelessness in the community and determine which resources are needed to address it.

This year, the Count took place Thursday, January 26-29, 2017, at various locations throughout Ada County. The count was coordinated by the Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care.

According to Continuum of Care organizers, the 2016 Point in Time Count reported that 867 people were experiencing homelessness in Ada County. 2017 Point in Time Count results will be released Summer 2017.

To volunteer or for more information about the count, contact Maureen Brewer at continuumofcare@cityofboise.org.

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.