Each year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Washington state require a statewide count of all persons staying in temporary housing programs (sheltered count) and places not meant for human habitation (unsheltered count). The Department of Commerce provides survey forms for counties and agencies to use for their counts. Counties can opt to use their own forms as long as they comply with state guidelines.
The 2023 Point in Time (PIT) Count will be on Thursday, January 26.
The 2022 Point in Time (PIT) Count was on Thursday, Feb. 24. Thanks to all paid staff and volunteers that made this possible. The 2022 PIT Count statewide results are available.
PIT Count Trainings
Trainings coming soon
- 2023 HIC/PIT Count Data Collection Notice (PDF)
- Point-in-Time Count Methodology Guide
- HIC and PIT Count Safety Considerations for Counting During COVID-19
- How to use sampling to conduct an unsheltered PIT Count
- HIC and PIT Count Notice and Safety Considerations (including a Spanish version)
- PIT count sampling guidance and tools
- Reporting on Gender in the PIT
- Additional technical assistance resources can be found at PIT and HIC Guides, Tools, and Webinars
- Urban Institute Strategies for Counting Homeless Youth (PDF)
- Urban Institute Youth Count! Process Study
- HUD Point-in-Time Survey Tools
2023 PIT Count Survey Forms will be available sometime in December 2022.
- Landlord Fund Programs
- Consolidated Homeless Grant
- Annual Point in Time Count
- Continuum of Care
- Emergency Solutions Grant
- Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
- HUD Section 811 Rental Assistance
- Homeless Student Stability Program (HSSP)
- Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
- Homeless System Performance
- Office of Homeless Youth
- Homeless Councils
- Homeless Services Grantee Training