Point in Time Count
Communities using funds from the Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) are required to conduct periodic counts of people experiencing homelessness. This data is compiled locally and nationally to inform programs and planning.
Homeward has coordinated Richmond's Point-In-Time (PIT) count since 1999, and substantially expanded and refined the process over the years. Since 2007, Homeward has conducted both a summer count and a winter count in an effort to understand the changing nature of homelessness over time. In November 2007, Homeward used data gathered in January 2007 to produce our first State of Homelessness report.
The next Point in Time Count will be January 30, 2014
Volunteer registration for the January 2014 Count will open in mid-December.
Frequently Asked Questions about volunteering.
Census Worker Training
Click here to view the short form training. This training is designed for the early morning city and county outreach teams.
Click here to watch the long form training for the meal program outreach teams.
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. We are asking for donations that can be used to fill packages for the 250-300 attendees we are expecting. If you would like to help: Download Our List of Needs Here
View the results of the past censuses by visiting http://www.homewardva.org/researchdata