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 CoCs conduct an annual count of people experiencing homelessness who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. CoCs also must conduct a count of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally.
The next PIT Count in Wake County will be on January 24, 2024.
In Wake County, the PIT Work Group begins to plan for the count at the end of each calendar year. The Work Group is comprised of Street Outreach professionals, service center staff, and community partners. Meetings are open to anyone who wishes to plan, coordinate, and implement the PIT Count.