Point-in-Time Count

EveryOne Counts! Announcement

On Wednesday, February 23rd 2022, Alameda County held the 2022 Homeless Point In Time (PIT) Count with the support of outreach team workers, city staff, County staff, community volunteers, and Guides (those who are currently experiencing homelessness or recently experienced homelessness). Thanks to the support of our community, we were able to conduct a Count of those who are forced to sleep outdoors on the night of February 22nd, 2022. Together, this unsheltered count along with the count of people residing in shelters and transitional housing programs will give us a better understanding of the County’s most vulnerable residents.  

The Alameda County 2022 Point in Time Count Full Data report will be released early July 2022. Please sign up on our email list to keep updated on the release of the report here.  

A recording of the press conference that accompanied the release of this data is available.

For 2022, EveryOne Home is excited to provide city-specific Point in Time Count data reports that provide a snapshot of the trends in homelessness. Please see the infographic reports for each city in Alameda County below. 



If you have any questions Alameda County’s Point In Time Count, please reach out to Katie Haverly at khaverly@everyonehome.org

PURPOSE of the Point in Time Homeless Count:

Every two years, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities to conduct a Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of individuals, youth, and families experiencing homelessness and provide accompanying data. A “snapshot” of homelessness (both sheltered and unsheltered) in our community and nationally. Locally, the data helps:

  • Inform program, policy, funding, and system design decisions
  • Measure progress in decreasing homelessness
  • Increase public awareness
  • Advocate for additional resources in our effort to end homelessness countywide.

Click here for the 2019 EveryOne Counts! Infographic

For additional questions about this report, please contact Katie Haverly at khaverly@everyonehome.org

Coverage of 2019 Point-in-Time Count:

SF Chronicle: Letter to the Editor: Look to the real cause of homelessness
KQED: Elaine de Coligny, Executive Director if EveryOne Home discusses the point-in-time data and why it matters.
KQED: Oakland homelessness increases 47% in two years
KTVU: Latest numbers show homelessness up 47% in Alameda County
KPIX: Report: Oakland is home to over half of Alameda County’s rising homeless population
The Mercury News: Oakland’s homeless population grows 47 percent in 2 years
KTVU: Latest numbers show homelessness up 47% in Alameda County
Mercury News: ‘It’s definitely not getting better:’Homelessness up 43 percent in Alameda County
KQED: Mayor Homeless Spikes Reported in San Francisco, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties
KTUV: Volunteers fan out to count homeless in Alameda County 
SF Chronicle: Counting homeless people in Oakland 
The Mercury News: Volunteers take stock of Bay Area’s crisis in biennial homeless count
Coverage of  2017 Point-in-Time Count:
ABC7News: Countywide survey finds record number of homeless living in Alameda County 
KTVU:  Count Indicates Alameda County homelessness increased 40% in 2 Years KTVU: Oakland Homeless Count: Analysis
SFGATE: Survey finds surge in homelessness in Oakland, Alameda County 
EastBayExpress: New Data Shows Significant Rise in Homelessness in Alameda County

KQED:Alameda County’s Homeless Count Shows Much Higher Numbers than Previous Thought
TheDailyCalifornian: Berkeley’s Homeless Population Nears 1,000 During “Homeless Shelter Crisis”
East Bay Times: Survey Confirms Oakland Homeless Crisis Growing Worse