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

2023 Point In Time Count Results

Key takeaways from our 2023 Point in Time count completed on January 24, 2023.

  • 2023 Point in Time Count shows a 28% increase in homelessness over last year
  • 1,647 people experienced literal homelessness in Central Oregon on January 24th, 2023
  • 72% of people counted were unsheltered
  • 79% of those counted have lived in Central Oregon for 3 years or longer
  • More than 80% of those counted have been homeless for more than 12 months
  • 46% of all people living unsheltered and chronically homeless were over the age of 50
  • The total number of youth experiencing homelessness continues to climb
  • Central Oregon continues to see that people of color experience homelessness at a greater rate than white peers*
2023 PIT Presentation Recording

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