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Annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Count Volunteers

2022 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. 

The unsheltered homeless PIT, counting those sleeping in places not meant for human habitation, or who may be doubled-up/couch-hopping, was scheduled for the night of January 26th (those homeless at sundown on January 26th into sunrise on January 27th).  Ramsey County, in partnership with Heading Home Ramsey, recruited 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 January 26th 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, Loni Aadalen, via email at [email protected]

To view the 2022 PIT Count materials, please see attached below the following:

  • PIT Count Presentation from training
  • PIT Count (Long) Survey Instructions
  • PIT Count (one-page) Survey Instructions
  • PIT Count Survey (short survey version)

To watch the PIT Count training video, please email the CoC Coordinator for the password to the following Training Video Link.

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