POINT-IN-TIME COUNT

January 2024 PIT Count

The 2024 Point in Time Count (PIT) is now over. The 2024 Data Results will be available once they are released. 

For more information about the 2024 PIT Count, please go to Alameda PIT Info page. 

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 specific data about their demographics and characteristics. This Count is 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.

The Count includes those who are forced to sleep outdoors, in vehicles, tents or makeshift structures as well as a count of people residing in shelters, transitional housing and safe parking programs.

2022 PIT Count Information:
Prior EveryOne Counts Reports

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