Point-In-Time Count WAS conducted January 25, 2023
THANK YOU to everyone who registered and participated! This year we had over 100 people participating.
Every year, communities across the nation conduct the HUD mandated count of persons experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. The 2023 Point-In- Time (PIT) Count was held within the Wake County Continuum of Care on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
Teams of Street Outreach workers and volunteers visited encampments, outreach centers, and areas of common congregation to look for people experiencing homelessness. Volunteers conducted a quick survey on their smartphone and gave the person a backpack of essential items and helpful resources to let them know we care.
Why is the PIT Count Important?
This count provides our community valuable data on the number of people experiencing unsheltered and sheltered homelessness, as well as trends in demographics, veteran status, and chronic homelessness over time.
Our data tells a story by collecting accurate, real-time data on people experiencing homelessness, we can create a strategy for developing the resources to meet identified housing and services needs in Wake County.
These numbers illustrate the problem of homelessness in Raleigh-Wake. The definition of homelessness varies by funding source. It can include “literal homelessness,” which means living in a shelter or transitional housing facility, fleeing domestic violence; living in an unsheltered location; doubled up with family/friends; and/or living in a hotel/motel.