|2015 PIT Count - Total - Sheltered - Unsheltered|
|2015 PIT Count - Sheltered Households|
The relevant question isn't whether the PIT Count figures reflect actual numbers, but whether they are or can be useful in our long-term efforts to bring a functional end to homelessness in our community. We think the answer to that is, "Yes."
Point-in-time counting is widely acknowledged as the best way to establish valid trend data (also see here and here), which is important because, above all, what communities need to know is whether the problem is shrinking or growing. For instance, in the 2015 PITC, 774 people in Marion and Polk Counties were counted as experiencing homelessness. In 2016, that number grew to 857. Put another way, in the 2015 PITC, we were sheltering 41 homeless families, and in 2016, we were sheltering 48, so we know the trend is upward.
|2016 PIT Count for ROCC Region 7 (Marion & Polk Counties) - Households with Children|
|2016 PIT Count for ROCC Region 7 - Households without Children|
|2016 PIT Count for ROCC Region 7 - Households with only Children|
[Update 2/15/17: corrected 2016 total homeless amount.]