2022 Point-in-Time Count Update
Given the current increase in COVID-19 cases, we have decided that FL-510 (Duval, Clay, and Nassau Counties) will NOT conduct an UNSHELTERED count this year. We feel the impacts of the Omicron variant throughout our system of care and want to minimize any further spread of the virus to our neighbors experiencing homelessness as well as our community partners.
We will conduct the SHELTERED count and are working closely with our community partners who provide housing services for those experiencing homelessness.
As a reminder, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that we facilitate the unsheltered count least every other year, which we completed in 2021. The sheltered count must be conducted each year.
The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is a federally mandated, time-stamped snapshot of homelessness on a given day—an event that helps define homelessness at that moment.
Every year during the final days of January, Continuum of Cares around the country gather with community partners and volunteers to conduct this annual count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness.
Why Do We Count?
The PIT Count helps us understand the state of homelessness in our community. Collecting data on homelessness and tracking progress can inform public opinion, increase public awareness, and attract resources that will aid in our mission to end homelessness.