Point in Time Count
2020 Point In Time (PIT) Count
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The Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC) has released the results of its 2020 Point In-Time Count, which provides a snap shot of homelessness in Central Oregon then night of January 29 , 2020. This survey queries people experiencing homelessness, in transitional housing or at-risk of becoming homeless in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. It is a part of a state and national effort to understand the reasons for homelessness and the barriers people experiencing homeless face in finding appropriate and adequate housing.
COMPARISON CHART: 2016-2020. 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.
- 969 people experienced homelessness in Central Oregon on January 29, 2020, an increase of 10% over last year.
- The primary reported reasons for homelessness continues to be economic.
|TOTAL (Adults + Children)||594||778||787||880||969||10%|
|Individuals in Families (1AD +1CH)||211||284||199||243||360||48%|
|Adults (18+ years old)||465||615||663||773||604||-22%|
|All Children (<18 years old)||129||163||124||147||203||38%|
|Unaccompanied Children (<18)||12||7||15||20||6||-70%|
|All Youth (18-24 years old)||55||78||94||76||71||-7%|
|Unaccompanied Youth (18-24)||43||61||83||52||48||-8%|
|Chronically Homeless Veterans||30||49||22||22||27||23%|
|Chronically Homeless Individuals||161||187||139||160||286||79%|
- 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 29th; 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.
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