2020 Point In Time Count

“Count Me In”

Guilford County’s Annual Point in Time Count On Wednesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 30th, Partners Ending Homelessness will conduct Guilford County’s Annual Point in Time Count. The information collected provides a snapshot of unduplicated sheltered and unsheltered individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Guilford County, NC-On Wednesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 30th, Guilford County’s Annual Point in Time Count will be conducted by Partners Ending Homelessness in collaboration with the Guilford County Continuum of Care. Point in Time Counts are conducted annually across the nation and are designed to collect data on the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness on any given night. The information collected provides a reliable snapshot of unduplicated sheltered and unsheltered individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The information collected through the Point in Time Count is used to help measure Guilford County’s progress towards ending homelessness.

Homelessness is defined by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) as a person sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation, sleeping in emergency shelters, or living in transitional housing. Chronic homelessness is defined as an individual with a disabling condition who has either been continuously homeless for a year or more, or has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years. In 2007, there were over 1,100 individuals experiencing homelessness and over 200 individuals experiencing chronic homelessness on any given night in our community. Last year’s Point in Time Count revealed 586 people experiencing homelessness in Guilford County. Due to uncertain economic conditions, it is essential that we conduct the count as accurately as possible in order to help our community plan for services and provide a true snapshot of homelessness in Guilford County.