HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT
DATA BY YEAR:
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
The Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is a metric used to track basic information about individuals experiencing
homelessness in El Dorado County.
The PIT Count has two variants: sheltered and unsheltered. The sheltered PIT count counts the number of persons who are in emergency shelter or transitional housing. The sheltered PIT count also collects demographic information such as age, gender, length of time homeless, income, and housing history. The unsheltered PIT count counts the number of persons who are observed on the street.
HUD requires each Continuum of Care (CoC) to conduct a biennial census of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness, known as the “Point-in-Time” (PIT) Count. The PIT Count is conducted on a single day/night during the last ten days of January.