Point in Time Count
Central Oregon Point in Time Count
Each January, the HLC conducts a one-night count of people who are experiencing homelessness in our region. Agencies, volunteers, and other community partners throughout Central Oregon come together to conduct the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. The count of people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January is required by HUD and includes persons who are:
- Living in a place not meant for human habitation
- Sheltered in emergency shelters
- Enrolled in transitional housing program dedicated to those experiencing homelessness
In addition to the HUD requirements, Central Oregon also counts people who are at-risk of homelessness and asks additional questions about causes of homelessness, where people were last stably housed, ability to access healthcare, and more.