Every two years, communities across the country conduct comprehensive counts of individuals experiencing homelessness in order to measure the prevalence of homelessness in each local Continuum of Care. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development dictates the Point-in-Time Count’s methodology and timing to achieve nationwide consistency.
Questions regarding the 2024 Point-in-Time Count can be directed to project lead: Kari Howell, HMIS Program Manager at [email protected].
2024 Countywide Point-in-Time Count
The 2024 San Luis Obispo County Point-in-Time Count was conducted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. The final date for data collection was Wednesday, January 31, 2024, as allowed for HUD compliance.
A Community Report with the results of the 2024 Point-in-Time Count will be made available in the spring. Individuals who wish to receive the report once published can reach out directly to Kari Howell to add their email address to the recipient list.
Volunteer Training Details
All volunteers completed a 2-hour training, offered both in-person and virtually, prior to the PIT Count. Training will provide volunteers with a sample script for administering the survey, safety best practices, emergency contact information, and directions for utilizing the mobile app on the day of the count.
|San Luis Obispo
|Tuesday, January 9th, 2024
|San Luis Obispo
|Thursday, January 11th, 2024
|Virtual - Zoom
|Saturday, January 13th, 2024
PIT Count Committee
Homeless Service Providers, nonprofit personnel, people with lived experience with unsheltered homelessness were invited to join the PIT Count Committee to lead the implementation and planning of the Point-in-Time Count. Responsibilities of the PIT Count Committee and historical meeting notes can be found in the PIT Count Committee page.
Volunteer and Stakeholder Recognition
Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who gave their time and enthusiasm to meet the needs of the 2024 Point-in-Time Count. Thank you to the city and government personnel for their cooperation and support county-wide. Thank you to the PIT Count Committee members for their expertise in the planning and implementation process.
The time and support all volunteers and stakeholders provided contributed greatly to the success of 2024 Point-in-Time Count.
As required by HUD, the County of San Luis Obispo will conduct a Point-in-Time Count again in January 2026.
Frequently Asked Questions
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2022 Point-in-Time Count Results
The 2022 San Luis Obispo County Point-in-Time Count was a community-wide effort conducted on February 23rd, 2022. In the weeks following the street count, a survey was administered to 333 unsheltered and sheltered individuals experiencing homelessness in order to profile their experience and characteristics.
Read the full report here: 2022 San Luis Obispo Point-in-Time Count Report
View the 2022 survey:
To view past results, please go to Previous PIT Count Reports.