The 2024 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count will take place on the night of Wednesday, January 24, 2024 and during the day on Thursday, January 25, 2024. The PIT Count 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).
The 2024 data will include anyone experiencing homelessness, and the capacity to temporarily and permanently house this population, as HUD defines it on the night of January 24, 2024. The unsheltered homelessness census involves engagement with individuals who are not already receiving services, and therefore, typically requires significant in-person contact.
For the 2024 PIT Count, Charlotte-Mecklenburg will return to leaning on volunteers to complete the unsheltered portion of the PIT. We will expand coverage to canvas all of Mecklenburg County. Stay tuned for how you can make the planning team aware of locations where you know people experiencing unsheltered homelessness may be sleeping. We will need over 100 volunteers to conduct surveys throughout the day on Thursday, January 25, 2024 so we will need your participation! Please sign up using the link below.
Like previous years, Charlotte-Mecklenburg will complete the sheltered homelessness census and HIC (Housing Inventory Count). The relevant data for these activities should already be in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) as a part of regular data workflows completed by staff when an individual enters an emergency shelter or transitional housing facility. For the purposes of the HIC, providing and updating organizational capacity in HMIS involves communication and coordination among providers and HMIS staff.
Data from the 2024 Point-in-Time Count will be released with the 2024 State of Housing Instability & Homelessness Report in Fall 2024.