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Point-in-Time Count

The 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count will count people experiencing homelessness on Wednesday January 25, 2023. The 2023 PIT Count Methodology to be approved by the OCPEH Leadership Team at the January 2023 meeting, details how Orange County will complete the count.

PIT Service Count
Service providers and volunteers continued to survey community members January 26
- February 1 to determine the total number of people who experienced homelessness on January 25, 2023. 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 2022 PIT Count data here.

Due to COVID-19, OCPEH will not recruit volunteers for the 2023 Point-in-Time count. We plan to resume volunteer counting for the 2024 Point-in-Time count.

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


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