The 2018 Annual Homeless Count Report is now available for review. The Point-in-Time Homeless Count is a report that provides a snapshot of the individuals and families experiencing homelessness on one given night in January. The CoC uses the information collected from surveys during a street-based and service-based count to better understand the homeless population and to develop strategies to address the needs of those experiencing homelessness.
The most recent PiT Count was held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. A detailed report is available through this link:
The street-based count is conducted by volunteers who will canvas the streets (under bridges, soup kitchens, etc.) to identify persons who are homeless. The service-based count is conducted by agencies that provide housing (emergency shelter, transitional housing, or permanent housing) to persons experiencing homelessness. Both volunteers and providers use surveys to obtain information on the characteristics of the homeless persons being interviewed. The information from the surveys are then collected and compiled at a central location to analyze the results. The results are also reported to the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Below are the PiT homeless count from the last four years. A detailed report can also be downloaded by clicking on that particular year.