Point-in-Time (PIT) Count
Point-in-time (PIT) count is a federal requirement regulated by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to count sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness who are street homeless or sheltered in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and safe havens. Point-in-time count is done every year throughout the country on a single night.
On January 26, 2023, Fayette County Community Action agency staff, a Fayette County Behavioral Health employee, and other volunteers from the community will search throughout Fayette County and ask individuals that are street homeless where they spent the previous night. Volunteers go out in teams, trying to cover as much of the county as possible. If volunteers come across an individual and/or family that has spent the previous night on the street or in a building not meant for habilitation, resources are shared to assist in housing, demographic data is collected for HUD, and a donation of items such as snack bars, hygiene items, and clothing may be provided.
If you or someone you know needs housing assistance, please contact Fayette County Community Action at 724-430-3013 or City Mission at 724-439-0201.