Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT)

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of people experiencing homelessness who are sheltered in emergency shelter and transitional housing on a single night.
Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness every other year (odd-numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally.

The Housing Inventory Count (HIC)

The Point-in-Time inventory of provider programs within a Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve people experiencing homelessness (and, for permanent housing projects, where homeless at entry, per the HUD homeless definition), categorized by four Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; and Permanent Supportive Housing.

Census Reports

For information on homelessness in Monterey and San Benito Counties, download the Monterey and San Benito County Homeless Census information below. If you would like information on Homeless Census Summaries before 2015 please email us at info@chsp.org


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Leadership Council, which serves as the Continuum of Care (CoC) governing board, has decided not to conduct the 2021 PIT Count of unsheltered persons. The region’s Continuum of Care applied for and was granted an exception by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Press release