The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally.
In Orange County, 211OC coordinates the unsheltered and sheltered PIT counts. The unsheltered count is conducted by 211OC staff and a team of volunteers every other year, and the sheltered count is conducted every year by 211OC staff and homeless provider agency staff.
Please check out our PIT Briefs and Homeless Count and Survey Reports for Orange County.
Please also review the CoC Homeless Population and Subpopulation reports released by HUD on an annual basis.
See how Orange County’s PIT data has changed throughout the years by using the Filter By tool with the following parameters:
Year: Choose a year of interest
Scope: For a CoC
CoC: CA-602: Santa Ana, Anaheim/ Orange County COC
After clicking Filter, the Reports menu will narrow to your search.