The Point-in-Time Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons 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 Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.


2018 PIT Count

Join the Continuum of Care mailing list for more information. Thank you for participating in the 2018 PIT Count. If you are still interested in helping our efforts, please volunteer to help with data entry from February 20th to February 27th.

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2017 Results

In South Carolina, all four of the state’s homeless program regions, called Continuums of Care (CoC), 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 Continuum of Care serves the 13 counties in the Upstate. In 2017, 55 projects from 31 organizations participated in the PIT Count. In total, 1,317 individuals were reported homeless by the Upstate CoC.

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Please view the results from the 2017 PIT Count below. Results specific to the Upstate Continuum of Care can be found starting on page 47.