The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a Federally required count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. Each year, communities across the country conduct a PIT count to better understand the depth and breadth of homelessness in their community. This year, the PIT Count will occur on the night of January 26, 2022 and the 7 days following.
Volunteers are essential to ensure that our community conducts a comprehensive and thorough count. Volunteers will conduct a short survey with people who are experiencing homelessness at community based and non-profit settings.
Volunteers can expect to:
- Sign up and commit to a 2 hour shift at a community-based (typically non-profit) location within Hennepin County. Shifts will be in teams of 2.
- Engage with people experiencing homelessness and conduct a short survey
- Complete mandatory training
- Follow CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19
If you are interested in volunteering, please visit Hennepin County: 2022 Hennepin County Point In Time Count (signupgenius.com)
There will be a required, 1.5-hour training for anyone who will be participating in the survey as a volunteer on January 19, 12-1:30pm, via Microsoft Teams:
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If you have any questions, please take a look at https://www.hennepin.us/pit-2022 for more information, or reach out to Erin Wixsten, Principal Planning Analyst, Housing Stability – Office to End Homelessness, at 612-596-1789 of Erin.Wixsten@hennepin.us.