Point in Time Count

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Guilford County’s Annual Point in Time Count

On Wednesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 30th, Partners Ending Homelessness will conduct Guilford County’s Annual Point in Time Count. The information collected provides a snapshot of unduplicated sheltered and unsheltered individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Guilford County, NC-On Wednesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 30th, Guilford County’s Annual Point in Time Count will be conducted by Partners Ending Homelessness in collaboration with the Guilford County Continuum of Care. Point in Time Counts are conducted annually across the nation and are designed to collect data on the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness on any given night. The information collected provides a reliable snapshot of unduplicated sheltered and unsheltered individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The information collected through the Point in Time Count is used to help measure Guilford County’s progress towards ending homelessness.

Homelessness is defined by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) as a person sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation, sleeping in emergency shelters, or living in transitional housing. Chronic homelessness is defined as an individual with a disabling condition who has either been continuously homeless for a year or more, or has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years. In 2007, there were over 1,100 individuals experiencing homelessness and over 200 individuals experiencing chronic homelessness on any given night in our community. Last year’s Point in Time Count revealed 586 people experiencing homelessness in Guilford County. Due to uncertain economic conditions, it is essential that we conduct the count as accurately as possible in order to help our community plan for services and provide a true snapshot of homelessness in Guilford County.

2019 PITC Comparison

2018 PITC Comparison

List of Point in Time Counts (PITC)

2019 Point In Time Count (PITC) Data

The annual Guilford County Point in Time Count, usually conducted at the end of January, provides a snapshot of sheltered and unsheltered individuals and families experiencing homelessness on any given night, as defined by the…

Sub-Populations 2007-2016 (p. 1)

The change in various sub-populations of homelessness, compared to the total number experiencing homelessness, between 2007 and 2016.

Sub-Populations 2007-2016 (p. 2)

The change in various sub-populations of homelessness, compared to the total number experiencing homelessness, between 2007 and 2016.

Demographics 2007-2016

The ratio of homeless women to men is decreasing, meaning there are relatively fewer homeless women in Guilford County in 2016 compared to 2007.

Homelessness in Guilford County 2007-2016

Overall, homelessness in Guilford County declined by around 40%.

PITC finds those in need

Point in Time Count

The annual Guilford County Point in Time Count, usually conducted at the end of January, provides a snapshot of sheltered and unsheltered individuals and families experiencing homelessness on any given night, as defined by the…

2016 Point in Time Count

A Point in Time Count is conducted annually in communities across the country usually at the end of January. The count is a federally mandated census of the total population experiencing homelessness at a single…