Point-in-Time Homeless Count

Point-in-Time Homeless Count


The Point-in-Time (PiT) Homeless Count is a one-day street-based and service-based count and subpopulation survey of sheltered and unsheltered individuals to identify the number and characteristics of people in the Fayetteville / Cumberland County area who are homeless.  The PiT Homeless Count is  usually held within the last 10 days in January. The most recent PiT Count was held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  A detailed report is available  through this link: 

2017 Annual Point-in-Time Report Summary

The street-based count is conducted by volunteers who will canvas the streets (under bridges, soup kitchens, etc.) to identify persons who are homeless.  The service-based count is conducted by agencies that provide housing (emergency shelter, transitional housing, or permanent housing) to persons experiencing homelessness.  Both volunteers and providers use surveys to obtain information on the characteristics of the homeless persons being interviewed.  The information from the surveys are then collected and compiled at a central location to analyze the results.  The results are also reported to the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Below are the PiT homeless count from the last four years.  A detailed report can also be downloaded by clicking on that particular year.

2017 2016 2015 2014
Emergency Shelter 54 80 56 104
Transitional Housing 135 144 171 164
Unsheltered 253 291 366 385




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