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 one of several critical elements used for measuring progress in our efforts to end homelessness.

NOTE: 2020 PIT data is preliminary, and has not yet been formally accepted by HUDBetween 2019 and 2020, the sheltered count (including those residing in Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing) reduced from 1,267 to 921. This drop was largely due to a reassignment in project type, specifically the reclassifying of some Transitional Housing beds as Other Permanent Housing. Transitional Housing is defined by HUD as stays up to 24 months, while Other Permanent Housing beds refer to stays with no time limit, which more accurately reflects how some of the community's previously Transitional Housing beds are currently being utilized. Additionally, from 2019 to 2020, the unsheltered count increased from 58 to 101, likely due to poor weather in 2019 preventing a wider count. 



PIT Summary Sheets

Coming soon!