EveryOne Counts!

The 2019 unsheltered Point-In-Time fieldwork will be on January 30, 2019. 

Locally known as EveryOne Counts!, the Point-In-Time Count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness records the number of people staying in shelters and transitional housing on a given night in late January each year and estimates the number of people who are unsheltered, living outdoors on that same night every two years. Conducting a Count is a requirement of receiving federal homeless assistance funds. Most importantly, it gives our community useful and critical data for strategic, program, and policy and fiscal planning.

Sign-Up to be a Volunteer

We need 500 volunteers that will work in teams to complete the visual count of unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness in every city throughout Alameda County. Two to three volunteers will be matched with a Guide (a person with current or recent experience of homelessness) to conduct a visual tally of homeless persons in a specific geographic area. We are inviting government, non-profit and faith-based organizations, businesses, community and advocacy groups, and private citizens to help us reach our volunteer recruitment goal.

Thank you for your continued support in the work to end homelessness.

The sheltered portion of the count is extracted from data in the County’s Homeless Management Information System, called InHOUSE, operated by the Alameda County Department of Housing and Community Development. InHOUSE includes data on all persons who occupied a shelter or transitional housing bed on the night of the count.  Starting in 2017, the Alameda County unsheltered homeless count will use a street blitz methodology. Learn more about the methodology here.