Point-in-Time (PIT) Counts

2024 Point-in-Time Count

Thank you to the 122 community members and stakeholders who volunteered for the Point-in-Time Count on Thursday, Jan. 25. Your help and support in conducting the PIT Count is very much appreciated.

The Point-in-Time Count provides critical data used to understand homelessness locally and support strategic decisions about our programs. Applied Survey Research and the Housing for Health Division will be assessing the data and presenting the findings from the Count later this year.

We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to take less than 5 minutes to complete a post-Count survey. Take the survey here.

Point-in-Time (PIT) Counts Reports

Every two years, during the last 10 days of January, communities across the country conduct comprehensive counts of the local homeless populations in order to measure the prevalence of homelessness in each local Continuum of Care.*
* Due to COVID-19, a PIT count was not taken in 2021

Point-in-Time Counts are a measure of the number of homeless people on a specific day. The PIT is considered a "snapshot" of the homeless population. Below are the results for Santa Cruz County.

2023 Point-in-Time Count

2022 Point-in-Time Count

2019 Point-in-Time Count

2017 Point-in-Time Count

2015 Point-in-Time Count

2013 Point-in-Time Count

2011 Point-in-Time Count

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