Point-in-Time Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is an annual count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January.  It is held toward the end of the month during the hours when unsheltered individuals are most likely to be present. Required nationally by HUD (Housing and Urban Development), the PIT Count provides a snapshot of homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County, and it is a critical element for measuring our progress in our efforts to end homelessness. Additionally, it helps to determine the number of people who are experiencing homelessness at a given point in time.

The 2020 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count will be held on the morning of January 22, 2020. Stay tuned for volunteer sign-up and more information coming soon!

Volunteers are essential to our success!  We also conduct a social media and website search to discover where community members have seen an individual who seems to be experiencing homelessness.

Interviews are conducted by volunteer groups using a survey tool which allows us to gain important data for further research and outreach. Each person who is interviewed will also receive a care package filled with grooming items and items to keep them warm.

Training is required for all volunteers, and you must be over the age of 18.