The purpose of the HUD Point-in-Time (PIT Count) is to obtain a snapshot census of people experiencing homelessness in our community on one night in February.
The count includes people who, on the night of the count, are:
- Sheltered (living in emergency shelters or transitional housing) or
- Unsheltered (staying outdoors or places not designed for habitation including vehicles, streets, parks and abandoned buildings)
The data collected during the PIT count helps our community understand the extent of homelessness, changing trends, and the measure of success in making homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring. It's also an important reminder that in Dallas and Collin Counties, everybody counts.