Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count:
The annual Point-In-Time (PIT) homeless count is required by HUD for every community in the country and serves as a static count of the number of people experiencing homelessness. It is the principle means for gauging the need for homeless assistance resources both nationally and here in Ramsey County community. The results of the PIT Count directly impact the amount of funding dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness in Ramsey County.
Ramsey County, in partnership with Heading Home Ramsey, recruits volunteers to assist with the unsheltered homeless count. Volunteers are recruited every December/January. All volunteers must attend a training before administering surveys.
To anonymously collect general demographic and health information, we conduct a brief (5-10 minute) survey/interview with each person who reports experiencing homelessness the night of the Count through homeless outreach teams.
For more information regarding the PIT Count or to volunteer in future counts, please contact the Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinator, Leigh Ann Ahmad, via email at [email protected].