The annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of the homeless in Mobile and Baldwin counties will be on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The PIT Count is conducted by teams of volunteers who count homeless men, women and children living on the streets, or in locations such as the woods or underneath bridges. The volunteers also distribute blankets and hygiene kits to those counted. Individuals and families residing in emergency shelters or transitional housing projects are also counted.
The data collected from the PIT Count is used to provide a picture of homelessness in Mobile and Baldwin counties, in order to evaluate gaps in housing and services, and to guide community plans on ending homelessness. The data is also used to apply for federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and drive new and continued funding sources for affordable housing and homeless services in our community. Please click here for the 2016 and 2017 PIT Count numbers, or for additional information.
If you would like to donate supplies to the 2018 PIT Count, please contact Sharon Algood at (251) 445-8016 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form and email it to email@example.com.