Point-In-Time Homeless Count
The nationwide Point In Time (PIT) Homeless Count takes place annually on the last Wednesday in January. This effort offers a snapshot of homelessness by recording the number of people in an emergency shelter or who are unsheltered on a single night. The surveys are completed with those who are living outside, with more than one family in a household, in a vehicle, or in shelters or motels. YCAP additionally counts those couch surfing, or living with family or friends in a temporary status. This information is used to plan local and national service delivery.
YCAP leads the count in Yamhill County, collecting information anonymously while connecting individuals with services they may need. Surveys are conducted in several ways, including by calls through 211, county-wide drop-in sites, and county-wide street outreach. The most recent survey was conducted on January 25, 2017, with results expected to be released in July.
Data is provided by household type (individuals, families, and child-only households), and is further broken down by sub-population categories, such as homeless veterans and the chronically homeless.
The most recent results available are from the 2016 PIT Count, with details below:
2016 Homeless Count Data:
(Not in a permanent residence; living with friends or family on a temporary basis)
The 2018 Point-In-Time Homeless Count is scheduled for January 31st. Volunteers will be involved in street outreach and at drop-in sites throughout the county, as well as hanging flyers around the County and preparing survival items to give out on the day of The Count.