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Annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Count

2020 Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count:

The annual Point-In-Time (PIT) homeless count is required by HUD for every community in the country and serves as a static count of the number of people experiencing homelessness. It is the principle means for gauging the need for homeless assistance resources both nationally and here in Ramsey County community.  The results of the PIT Count directly impact the amount of funding dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness in Ramsey County. 

The unsheltered homeless PIT, counting those sleeping in places not meant for human habitation, or who may be doubled-up/couch-hopping, is scheduled for the night of January 22nd (those homeless at sundown on January 22nd into the sunrise on January 23rd).  Ramsey County, in partnership with Heading Home Ramsey, is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with the unsheltered homeless count.  We need our community's help to ensure we are able to represent our county's homelessness response need.  Count locations and times are available from January 23rd to January 30th. To volunteer to help conduct surveys for the PIT Count, please sign-up via survey monkey by Friday, January 17th here:


To anonymously collect general demographic and income information, we conduct a brief (5-10 minute) survey/interview with each person who reports experiencing homelessness the night of January 22nd through homeless outreach teams and volunteer teams.  Training is provided online via ICA's website at or in-person on Thursday, January 16 at 4:30pm at 90 Plato Boulevard W - 1st Floor Conference Center, St. Paul, MN 55107. Please RSVP to Loni Aadalen,


 For more information regarding the PIT Count or to volunteer, please contact the Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinator, Loni Aadalen, via email at