The purpose of the HUD Point-in-Time (PIT Count) is to obtain a snapshot census of people experiencing homelessness in Butte County on one night in January.
The PIT Count will be on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
The count includes people who are:
- Sheltered (living in emergency shelters or transitional housing) or
- Unsheltered (staying out doors or places not designed for habitation including vehicles, streets, parks and abandoned buildings)
The PIT Count is an essential element in our effort to end homelessness, as the data gathered from this census shows us so much more than how many people are homeless in Butte County - we also learn more about who is homeless and why. The PIT Count presents a great opportunity to raise awareness of the myriad challenges our homeless citizens face, hear personal experiences from those experiencing homelessness, and demonstrate the compassion and generosity of our community!
Volunteers canvass the community in pairs and collect survey data through interviews with homeless persons.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older and have the ability to walk distances in designated locations. Volunteers must have their own smart phone/device, and it must have internet connection, as they will need to download the "Counting Us" app for the survey. More information will be shared during training.
Prior to the count, volunteers will complete a mandatory training on the PIT count software and how to conduct interviews.
Completion of the training is required.
- Volunteer Training:
- January 12th and 19th
- Time: 9am to 11am or 2pm to 4pm
- Location: via Zoom (invitation to follow via email)