Each year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development organizes a Point-in-Time Count (PIT) to access the current state of homelessness in the region. January 30th, volunteers and shelter workers will head out into the streets, conducting outreach to the chronically homeless street individuals. The goal will be to engage, provide information about services and gather needed data.

The PIT count also accounts for individuals who are homeless but sheltered in winter shelter programs or emergency shelters. The PIT count is an opportunity for the City to assess the needs of the homeless community. Last year, homelessness in Alexandria saw a 15% reduction, down to 2008 levels. If you are interested in volunteer or donating, more information is available here.