The 2018 Point-in-Time Count will take place on January 31, 2018. This is when our community comes together to survey and count each person experiencing homelessness on one night. Counting is critical to understand the scope of the problem. The Point-in-Time Count provides the only way we collect information about unsheltered homelessness in the community which has risen steadily since 2014. When combined with all information on system performance, the Point-in-Time Count provides Charlotte-Mecklenburg a way to look at our progress in the work to end and prevent homelessness.