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 traditionally 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. In 2022, the RNCoC requested and received approval from HUD to conduct the count on February 24th in order to align with the count dates of Nevada’s other two continua of care and in response to reduced staffing availability due to a surge of COVID-19 cases throughout Nevada.

The PIT is conducted to:

  • Measure and monitor trends and changes in homelessness on local and national levels and track progress toward ending homelessness.
  • Help communities understand what resources are needed and strategize the best ways to use them to end homelessness.

The 2022 PIT count and other Information, including the 2022 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: