Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Point-in-Time Count by volunteering, donating supplies, and helping to raise awareness about housing and homelessness in our community.
The 2020 Point-in-Time Count took place on January 29, 2020. This is when our community comes together to survey each person experiencing sheltered or unsheltered homelessness on one night. It is also when we capture temporary and permanent housing capacity and inventory across the housing continuum. The Point-in-Time Count and Housing Inventory Count are required activities for the Continuum of Care (CoC) to receive federal homelessness funding assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Charlotte-Mecklenburg also goes above and beyond to collect additional information that can inform local decision-making. The data from the 2020 Point-in-Time Count will be released with the State of Housing Instability & Homelessness Report later this year. To see the survey results from the 2019 Point-in-Time Count, please click here.
ORGANIZATIONS & INDIVIDUALS SUPPORTING THE 2020 POINT-IN-TIME COUNT
The Point-in-Time Count is an unduplicated one-night estimate of sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations. It provides the number and characteristics of people who are homeless on the night of the count. Sheltered means that a person was in emergency shelter or transitional housing on the night of the count. Unsheltered means that a person was on the street or in some other place unfit for human habitation on the night of the count.
ABOUT THE PROVIDERS WHO HELP EVERYBODY COUNT IN CHARLOTTE
In addition to volunteers who help complete surveys, over 70 housing and homeless service programs provide important information to help the community understand progress in the work to end and prevent homelessness. Staff enter data on the number of people and beds in emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent housing beds. This information sheds light on gaps in service utilization and the impact of community investment in permanent housing.
The Point-in-Time Count would not be possible without providers and staff who complete the work before, during and after the night of the January 29. Below is a list of all of the providers who participate as an organization supporting data collection for the Point-in-Time Count as well as reporting capacity and utilization as an organization with temporary and/or permanent housing in the Housing Inventory Count (HIC).