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)

2019 Winter PIT Count

The date for the 2019 Winter Point-in-Time count has been set for the night of Wednesday, January 23rd. PIT activites will take place starting Wednesday evening and will continue through the evening of the 24th. We have over 200 volunteer slots available. Follow this link to register.

2018 Summer PIT 

Thank you to every volunteer and agency that partnered with us in the 2018 summer Point-in-Time count. With your help we continue to gather the data that helps our community build the programs that can help our neighbors experiencing homelessness overcome their crisis.

We want to extend a special thanks to the staff and congregants of Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Centenary United Methodist Church for allowing us to engage the guests of their lunch programs during the count. We also want to give a special thanks to the police departments of Richmond, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County for their continued assistance and guidance in our single day counts. 

The preliminary data from the summer count shows that on July 19, 2018 there were 577 people experiencing homelessness in the region. Read more about the data from the count here

To get more involved in homeless services in the Richmond region:

Past Results

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


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