Taking part in the Point in Time Count

Big Bend CoC’s Point in Time – February 2022

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of people experiencing homelessness who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally. The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve people experiencing homelessness (and, for permanent housing projects, where homeless at entry, per the HUD homeless definition), categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.


This year’s Point in Time count began on Monday, February 21st, and ran through Friday, February 25th. During this time, community and partner agency volunteers were able to survey 164 homeless individuals in our CoC area, which covers Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla counties.