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, was 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, recruited 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.
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.
For more information regarding the PIT Count or to volunteer in future counts, please contact the Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinator, Loni Aadalen, via email at email@example.com