The Annual Point in Time (PIT) count is the count of sheltered and unsheltered individuals and families experiencing homelessness on a single night in January.

HUD requires that all Continuums of Care designees conduct an annual count of people experiencing homelessness who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night, typically in late January.

We are also required to conduct a count of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness. We plan, coordinate, and oversee the local counts annually across Central Oregon.

2023 Point in Time (PIT) Count

2024 Point In Time Count Results

Key takeaways from our 2024 Point in Time count completed on January 23, 2024.

  • 2024 Point in Time Count shows a 9% increase in homelessness over last year
  • 1,799 people experienced literal homelessness in Central Oregon on January 23rd, 2024
  • 69% of people counted were unsheltered
  • 66% of question respondents have lived in Central Oregon for 5 years or longer
  • 68% of question respondents have been homeless for more than 12 months
  • 10% of chronically homeless were age 65 or older
  • 35% of chronically homeless were age 55 or older
  • 18% of those surveyed were under the age of 25 (21% last year)
  • 24% of those surveyed were POC, up 4 pct pts from 20% last year

Number of Houseless People in Central Oregon

The number of houseless people counted on a single night each January for Central Oregon’s “Point in Time” count.
*2020 sheltered count only

Prior Year PIT Data