2018 Point-in-Time Count Begins

CHIP joined Mayor Joe Hogsett and members of the community to kick off the annual 2018 Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count. The PIT Count is a one-night count conducted every January, designed to identify the number of homeless persons who are unsheltered or sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing and safe havens on a single night in Indianapolis.

CHIP uses the information gathered on this night to better understand the number of homeless individuals and families in Marion County and uses the information for community planning and assessment of the homeless services system. The annual count is required to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Read more about the PIT Count below:

  • WISH-TV - "Tally of Indianapolis Homeless Population Begins"
  • WFYI - "Annual Homeless Count Kicks Off in Indianapolis, With New Focus on Veterans"