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. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that Continuums of Care (CoC) conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. CoCs also must conduct a count of homeless persons 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 persons who are homeless, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.

Thank you for participating in the 2018 PIT Count.

 2019 PIT Count

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


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 CoC 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.