Point In Time Count


Understanding what regional data says about individuals and families experiencing homelessness is critical in building an effective community-wide response. For this reason, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities to conduct periodic counts of people experiencing homelessness. This data is compiled both locally and nationally to inform programs, planning, and funding. Homeward has coordinated Greater Richmond's Point-in-Time (PIT) count since 1999, and since 2007, has conducted both a summer and a winter count to better understand the changing nature of homelessness over time.

PIT data is published through snapshots, and is used to track trends across various subpopulations of homeless (veterans, families, chronic, etc.). 

The Next Point in Time Count will be Thursday, July 27th!

2017 PIT Partners

Thank you to our January 2017 PIT partners: 31st Street Baptist, Ashland Open Doors, Bon Secours, Broomfield Christian Methodist, CARITAS, CCC, Chesterfield DSS, Daily Planet, First Baptist Church, Focused Outreach, Friends of the Homeless, Goochland Night Owl, Good Samaritan, Greater Mount Mariah Baptist Church, Hanover DSS, Hanover Safe Place, Henrico DSS, HomeAgain, Housing Families First, Liberation Veteran Services, McGuire VA Hospital, Minority Health Consortium, OAR, Providence United Methodist Church, RBHA, Richmond DSS, Safe Harbor, Salvation Army, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, The Healing Place, Virginia Supportive Housing, and YWCA.


Every year, Homeward needs volunteers to help conduct surveys at area meal programs. The main survey occurs during the lunch program at St. Paul's Episopal Church in downtown Richmond, but volunteers are also needed in the evening and to help enter data following the count. Volunteer Registration is NOW OPEN! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions.


At the event, we will offer those experiencing homelessness care packages which contain lotion, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, hand sanitizer, combs, brushes, socks, scarves and hats. We are asking for donations that can be used to fill packages for the 250-300 attendees we are expecting. If you would like to help, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Past Results

View the results of the past censuses by visiting http://www.homewardva.org/data/trends


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