Homeless Counts and PIT Resources
Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count
Since 2003, HUD has required continuums across our nation to report the number of people who are homeless at a particular time of the year (in the last 10 days of January). The annual homeless count facilitates the need for continuums to collect data and report on the number of homeless. The data is used for (1) housing and service planning, (2) demonstrating need, (3) raising public awareness, (4) accurately identifying the needs population, e.g. chronically homeless, and (5) measuring performance in reducing/ending homelessness.
2013 Point in Time Count
- Summary of Homeless Count Data
- Count of Homeless Meeting Federal Definition of Homelessness
- Expanded Count including Homeless Meeting State of Oregon Definition of Homelessness
- 2012 Homeless Count Data Summary
- 2011 Homeless Count
- 2010 Homeless Count
- 2009 Homeless Count
- 2008 Homeless Count
- 2007 Homeless Count
- 2006 Homeless Count
Opportunities to Participate in the Annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count
The Homeless Count Subcommittee meets regularly to plan and implement the annual street and shelter Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count.
Training will be announced soon. Check back for updates!
The street outreach is performed by teams of volunteers aligned with a lead outreach staff. To volunteer your time during the last 10 days of January, please sign up through Hands On Greater Portland, who is partnering with Washington County to align volunteers.
Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)
What is the AHAR?
The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is a report to the U.S. Congress on the extent and nature of homelessness in America. The report is prepared by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and provides nationwide estimates of homelessness, including information about the demographic characteristics of homeless persons, service use patterns, and the capacity to house homeless persons. The report is based primarily on Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data about persons who experience homelessness during a 12-month period.
The reports below represent the data collection by providers of emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent housing in Washington County's Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for clients served between October 1 and September 30. Currently, the following programs are included in the AHAR reporting:
Emergency Shelter: Boys and Girls Aid Safe Place for Youth, Community Action Family Shelter, Family Bridge, and Good Neighbor Center.
Transitional Housing: Boys and Girls Aid Transitional Living Program, Homeless to Work, LifeWorks Northwest Fredrick House, HopeSpring (through August 31, 2013) and Washington County Department of Housing Services Transitional Housing Program.
Permanent Supportive Housing: Bridges to Housing, LifeWorks Northwest Tom Brewer House, Luke-Dorf Hillsboro Independent Living Program, The Knoll Project-Based Vouchers, Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (VASH) Vouchers, and the Washington County Shelter Plus Care Voucher program.
- 2013 AHAR | All Persons | Veterans Only
- 2012 AHAR | All Persons | Veterans Only
- 2011 AHAR | All Persons | Veterans Only
- 2010 AHAR
- 2009 AHAR
Runaway and Homeless Youth - We Care!
There are many ways that citizens can help support programs for Runaway and Homeless Youth. If you would like to know more, please see the Runaway and Homeless Youth Help Information Sheet.