The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness. The count is conducted on a specific night (i.e., a single “point in time”) during the last two weeks in January, in order to minimize duplicated counts and give a more accurate picture of homelessness in Nevada.
The PIT is conducted to:
ü Measure and monitor trends and changes in homelessness on local and national levels and track progress toward ending homelessness.
ü Help communities understand what resources are needed and strategize the best ways to use them to end homelessness.
Information about the 2021 PIT Count, including the 2021 guide for conducting the Count in Rural Nevada, and other relevant materials are posted below.
The following reports provide the PIT results for Rural Nevada from previous years: