Point-In-Time (PIT) Count to Identify Homeless is Underway
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Point-in-Time (PIT) count provides the homeless assistance community with data needed to understand the number and characteristics of persons who are homeless. The counts are an important metric for measuring Federal and local progress in preventing and ending homelessness.
Beginning on January 23, 2020, the Homeless Issues Partnership, Inc, in association with the Texas Homeless Network and volunteers from the community will conduct the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count.
Over four days, trained volunteers will count and survey individuals who are staying in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and unsheltered locations. Our PIT Count will provide a “snapshot” of homelessness in Corpus Christi and Nueces County.
It will indicate the minimum number of people experiencing homelessness in our community. Other forms of homelessness, such as people staying temporarily with friends, are not included in a PIT Count.
Results from the PIT Count will be publicly available and we will use the results of the PIT Count to improve our response to homelessness. In the future, successive counts will allow us to measure progress towards our goal: ending homelessness in Corpus Christi.
For media inquiries please contact, Homeless & Housing Administrator Barton Bailey at 361-826-3976 or by email at BartonB@cctexas.com.