2020 Point in Time Count
ANNUAL POINT IN TIME COUNT, Jan 22 & 23, 2020
Each year, the Chittenden County Homeless Alliance joins communities across Vermont, and nationwide, in conducting a Point In Time Count. The “PIT Count” is a count and survey of all individuals and families experiencing “literal homelessness” in Vermont. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) considers individuals and families “literally homeless” when they live in a place not meant for human habitation (such as a tent, a vehicle, or on the streets), or in an emergency shelter, in transitional housing, or in a hotel paid for by a government or charitable organization.
The PIT Count is one of several important sources of data about homelessness in Chittenden County. This count provides us with a snapshot — which can never be 100 percent accurate — of homelessness in our area on a particular day of the year. Knowing how many people are homeless in Vermont is crucial to providing better programs and services.