Point In Time Count


Understanding what regional data says about individuals and families experiencing homelessness is critical in building an effective community-wide response. For this reason, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities to conduct periodic counts of people experiencing homelessness. This data is compiled both locally and nationally to inform programs, planning, and funding. Homeward has coordinated Greater Richmond's Point-in-Time (PIT) count since 1999, and since 2007, has conducted both a summer and a winter count to better understand the changing nature of homelessness over time.

PIT data is published through snapshots, and is used to track trends across various subpopulations of homeless (veterans, families, chronic, etc.). 

Save the Date for Homeward's 2018 Winter Point in Time Count 

July 2017 PIT Partners

Non-profit Service Providers:

Ashland Open Door


Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Daily Planet Health + Services

Focused Outreach

Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services

Good Samaritan Ministries

Hanover Safe Place


Housing Families First

Liberation Veteran Services

Moments of Hope

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority

Richmond Friends of the Homeless

Safe Harbor

The Salvation Army Central Virginia

The Healing Place

Virginia Supportive Housing


Congregational Partners:

31st Street Baptist

Broomfield Christian Methodist

First Baptist Church

Greater Mount Mariah Baptist Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Public sectors partners:

Departments of Social Services and Law enforcement from the City of Richmond, the Town of Ashland, and the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Service Fair Partners:

Daily Planet Health + Services

McGuire VAMC Homeless Outreach

Minority Health Consortium


Providence United Methodist Church and partners

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority

Richmond Department of Social Services

St. Paul’s Episcopal Emmaus Ministry 


Every year, Homeward needs volunteers to help conduct surveys at area meal programs. The main survey occurs during the lunch program at St. Paul's Episopal Church in downtown Richmond, but volunteers are also needed in the evening and to help enter data following the count.


At the event, we will offer those experiencing homelessness care packages which contain lotion, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, hand sanitizer, combs, brushes, socks, scarves and hats. 

Past Results

View the results of the past censuses by visiting http://www.homewardva.org/data/trends


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