The Point-in-Time Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that Continuums of Care (CoC) conduct an annual count of people who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. CoCs also must conduct a count of individuals without shelter, every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally. The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a CoC that provide beds and units dedicated to serve individuals who are experiencing homelessness, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.


Upcoming Events

Greenville County PIT Count Meeting

Wednesday, 11/14 from 9:30-11am at United Housing Connections

A space for service providers in Greenville County to get involved with the PIT Count and help to plan for the week of January 23rd-29th.

PIT Kickoff + Resource Fair for Greenville County

Thursday, 1/24 from 2pm-4pm at the Kroc Center

This event officially kicks off the PIT Count in Greenville County. Providers and volunteers can share and learn about resources in the area. This event is open to the community and all PIT Volunteers are encouraged to attend. This event will be a drop-in style, so people can come and go as they please.

PIT Kickoff for Greenwood County + Surrounding Counties

Thursday, 1/24 from 9am-1pm at the Monsanto Gym

This event officially kicks off the PIT Count in Greenwood and surrounding counties. Come learn about resources in your area and get involved with the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count. This event is open to the community. Located at 929 Phoenix St. Greenwood, SC 29646.

PIT Kickoff + Community Resource Fair for Pickens County

Thursday, 1/24 from 10am- Noon at The Dream Center of Pickens County

This event officially kicks off the PIT Count in Pickens County. Come learn about resources in your area and get involved with the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count. This event is open to the community. Located at 111 Hillcrest Drive, Easley, SC 29640.

PIT Kickoff + Provider Fair for Anderson County

Thursday, 1/24 from 10am- 2pm at The Anderson County Library

This event officially kicks off the PIT Count in Anderson County. Come learn about resources in your area and get involved with the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count. This event is open to the community. Located at 300 N McDuffie St, Anderson, SC 29621.

PIT Kickoff for Spartanburg + Surrounding Counties

Wednesday, 1/23 from 9:30am- TBD at The Spartanburg County Library

This event officially kicks off the PIT Count in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union County. Come learn about resources in your area and get involved with the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count. This event is open to the community. Located at 151 S Church St Ext, Spartanburg, SC 29306 .


 2019 PIT Count

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If you are interested in assisting with the 2019 PIT Count, please see the links below.

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2018 Results

In South Carolina, all four of the state’s homeless program regions, called Continuums of Care, conducted a count of individuals and families who are homeless in their jurisdictions. South Carolina’s homeless population is not static; as of this report writing some of the people who were homeless on the January count date have found housing and others who had housing on the count night are currently homeless. The Upstate CoC serves the 13 counties in the Upstate. In 2018, 57 projects from 32 organizations participated in the PIT Count. In total, 1,185 individuals were reported homeless by the Upstate CoC.

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For More Information...

Please view the results from the 2018 PIT Count below. Results specific to the Upstate Continuum of Care can be found starting on page 34.