Announcing Cecil County’s Point-in-Time (PIT) Count
Every January, communities across the nation come together for the Point-in-Time (PIT) count, a crucial effort to understand and address homelessness. The PIT count involves tallying both sheltered and unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness on a single night.
What is the PIT Count?
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is an annual initiative mandated by HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development). It requires Continuums of Care (CoCs) to conduct a comprehensive count of people experiencing homelessness. This includes those in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and Safe Havens, all on a designated night in January.
Cecil County’s Contribution
Cecil County participates in this nationwide effort as part of the Maryland Balance of State. Our community will conduct the PIT count on Wednesday, Jan. 24. This involves surveying unsheltered individuals and those in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on that specific night.
Service providers have the flexibility to conduct surveys for seven days, ensuring accurate data collection for households experiencing homelessness on Jan. 24, 2024.
For more information or to get involved, please reach out to Gwen Parrack at [email protected]. Your support is vital in positively impacting the lives of those experiencing homelessness in our community. Together, let’s make a difference!