Data and Reports
Point in Time Count
Since 2003, HUD has required continuums across our nation to report the number of people who are homeless at a particular time of the year (in the last week of January). The annual homeless count facilitates the need for continuums to collect data and report on the number of homeless. The data is used for (1) housing and service planning, (2) demonstrating need, (3) raising public awareness, (4) accurately identifying the needs population, e.g. chronically homeless and veterans, and (5) measuring performance in reducing/ending homelessness.