Point-in-Time Count


The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is an annual count of sheltered and unsheltered homelessness 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 identified. Required nationally by HUD (Housing and Urban Development), the PIT Count provides a snapshot of homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County at a given point in time, and it is a critical element for measuring progress in our efforts to end homelessness.

The 2020 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count will be held the morning of January 22, 2020.

How can I help?

  • Volunteer: Volunteers are essential to our success! Volunteers are needed to go out in teams to find and survey individuals experiencing homelessness. Interviews are conducted by volunteers using a survey tool which allows us to gain important data for further research and outreach. Click here to register as a volunteer and for more information!
  • Donate care bag items: Each person who is interviewed will also receive a care package filled with grooming items and items to keep them warm. Click here for our Amazon wishlist to see what we need. Items purchased from the list will be sent directly to our office! Donations of hats, gloves, blankets, or hand warmers can also be dropped off at our office (44 N. 2nd Street, 3rd floor).
  • Send us information about where you've recently seen unsheltered individuals: We conduct a social media and website search to discover where community members have seen individuals who may be experiencing homelessness. Information can be sent to [email protected]