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Point-in-Time Count

The 2021 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count will count people experiencing homelessness on Wednesday January 27, 2021. The 2021 PIT Count Methodology document details how Orange County will complete the count.

PIT Service Count
Service providers and volunteers continued to survey community members January 28 - February 10 to determine the total number of people who experienced homelessness on January 27, 2021. Here is more information on the service count:


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities across the United States to conduct a Point-in-Time (PIT) count each year to determine the number of people experiencing homelessness in local communities. The PIT uses survey data collected from individuals and families about their living situation and background and information from service providers to assemble a complete picture of everyone experiencing homelessness on a particular night, usually the last Wednesday in January. Find PIT Count data here

  • How does the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness conduce the Point-in-Time Count? It's complex! Check out the methodology for the 2021 Point-in-Time Count (to be posted)

Due to COVID-19 OCPEH will not recruit volunteers for the 2021 Point-in-Time count. We plan to resume volunteer counting for the 2022 Point-in-Time count.

  • This videoproduced by the Triangle Community Foundation​, documents the PIT volunteer experience


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