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The Homeless Housing and Assistance Act (website) requires that each county In Washington State conduct an annual point in time count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons. This census is conducted in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 2019 Point in Time Count (PIT) will take place on Jan. 24, 2019. The 2019 PIT Count results will be released in May 2019.

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 the count is compliant with state guidelines linked below.

Count Overview


PIT Forms

2018 Unsheltered Survey (Word, PDF)
2018 Unsheltered Survey in Spanish (WordPDF)
2018 Sheltered Survey (Word, PDF)
2018 Sheltered Survey in Spanish (Word, PDF)
2018 Sheltered Survey for DV agencies — no consent line (Word, PDF)
2018 Sheltered Survey for DV agencies in Spanish (WordPDF)
PIT Surveyor Instructions (PDF)
PIT Surveyor Instructions in Spanish (WordPDF)

Program Links

Count Results

Contact Information

Commerce does not provide services directly to people who are at risk for or experiencing homelessness. Please refer to the “Need Help?” links above if you need individual assistance.

Ian Kinder-Pyle
Point in Time Count Coordinator
Phone: 360-725-2976