Point in Time Count

2020 Point In Time (PIT) Count

The Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC) will be kicking off the annual Point In-Time Count in Central Oregon on January 29 , 2020. This event is a count of people who are homeless or in transitional housing in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties including the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The count is a part of a State and national effort to identify the number of people struggling to find appropriate and adequate housing. Learn more…

Download additional resources:

2020 PIT Press Release | 2020 Homeless Count Flyer South County

Madras PIT Flyer 2020 | Bend 2020 PIT Flier | 2020 PIT Locations

View our 2019 presentation on SlideShare…

COMPARISON CHART: 2016-2019. Total Populations

This summary includes ONLY survey respondents that met the HUD definition of literally homeless – sheltered and unsheltered. Additional questions were asked and surveys collected for people at-risk of homelessness or in unstable housing situations who do not meet the HUD definition of homeless. In partnership with the Deschutes County Health Services, the HLC will release additional data and analysis in the coming weeks.

Key Points:

  • 880 people experienced homelessness in Central Oregon on January 23, 2019, an increase of 12% over last year.
  • 70% (614) of people experiencing homelessness were unsheltered. This percentage is mostly unchanged from previous years.
  • The primary reported reasons for homelessness continues to be economic.
  • 20 unaccompanied children under 18 were counted, an increase of 67% since 2015.
POPULATION2015201720182019% CHANGE
TOTAL (Adults + Children)59477878788012%
All Households4095105726168%
Individuals in Families (1AD +1CH)21128419924322%
Adults (18+ years old)46561566377317%
All Children (<18 years old)12916312414719%
Unaccompanied Children (<18)127152033%
All Youth (18-24 years old)55789476-19%
Unaccompanied Youth (18-24)43618352-37%
Chronically Homeless Veterans304922220%
Chronically Homeless Individuals16118713916015%

2019 PIT Count Results


  • Sheltered = Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Hotel/Motel Paid for with Voucher
  • Unsheltered = place not meant for human habitation (i.e. car, outside, abandoned building, etc.)


  • Conducted for the night of January 23th; surveys collected over a 3-day period
  • Dozens of trained volunteers surveyed people in shelters, transitional housing, at meal sites and food banks, drop-in centers, health clinics, hotels/motels, camp sites, RV parks, and through street canvassing.
  • Counts occurred in La Pine, Sunriver, Bend, Sisters, Redmond, Prineville, Madras and Warm Springs
  • All data is self-reported and incentives were given for participation.
  • In addition to the HUD requirements, Central Oregon also counts people who are at-risk of homelessness and asks additional questions about causes of homelessness, where people were last stably housed, ability to access healthcare, and more. Additional data will be released as it becomes available.

For additional information, please contact info@cohomeless.org.

Past Point in Time Count Results

NOTE:  An important note about the data.  Because of changes to methodology and definitions of homelessness, it is not advisable to compare between years.  If you would like specific information about the HUD reported numbers and cross-year comparisons, please contact us.

2018 Point in Time Count Results

2017 Point In Time Count Results

2015 Point in Time Count Results

2014 Point in Time Count Results

2013 Point in Time Count Results

2011 Point in Time Count Results

2010 Point in Time Count Results

2009 Point in Time Count Results