Point-In-Time Homeless Count


Point-in-Time Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is an annual street and shelter count to determine the number of people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County during a given point in time. This count is part of a national effort to identify the extent of homelessness throughout the country. The count includes a brief survey to identify the needs of those experiencing homelessness in the community. MAG coordinates the PIT Count each year for the Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care. MAG serves as the hub of collaboration between the Continuum of Care and local communities. The 2020 PIT Count was conducted on January 28, 2020.

The PIT Count is an effort to learn more about the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. It serves as a one-night snapshot of homelessness in the region. To accomplish community goals and make a difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness, we need to know who they are, where they are, and understand the factors that led to their homelessness. Every January, volunteers and outreach teams from local communities collaborate to survey and count the number of homeless persons in their respective locations. With the information provided by the PIT Count, the Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care and local communities can determine how best to address homelessness. The data gathered in the count can be used to measure progress and advocate for additional resources.

Watch Tony's Story: A tender interaction from the 2020 PIT Count

2020 Unsheltered Count Map Unsheltered Homeless Map Maricopa County 2019

Unsheltered Street Count by Municipality 2014-2020 Unsheltered Street Count by Municipality 2014-2020


December, 2019


Volunteers can contact coordinators to sign up.

Early January, 2020


Local trainings held for volunteers.

Mid-January, 2020


Volunteer training held in Downtown Phoenix.

January 28, 2020


PIT Count conducted in Maricopa County.

Spring, 2020


PIT data submitted to HUD.

Late Summer, 2020


MAG publishes Point-in-Time Homeless Count Report

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About MAG

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

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