Annual Point In Time (PIT) Count

Under Section 578.7 of the CoC Program interim rule, CoCs must plan and conduct, at least biennially, a Point-in-Time Count of homeless persons within the geographic area. Section 578.3 of the CoC Program interim rule defines Point-in-Time Count as a “count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons carried out on one night in the last 10 calendar days of January or at such other time as required by HUD.” CoCs must ensure that their count estimate accurately reflects what they believe to be the entire sheltered and unsheltered population for the CoC’s entire geographic area.

Central CoC also counts doubled-up households as part of our PIT Count.

For further information, contact Tim Poland at

PIT Count is the night of January 24th, 2024 – 1/24/24!

Wilder Minnesota Homeless Study

 Every three years, Wilder Research conducts a one-day statewide study to better understand the prevalence
of homelessness in Minnesota, as well as the circumstances of those experiencing homelessness. The most
recent study took place on October 26, 2023, and included two components that captured information on that

1) face-to-face interviews with people who meet the federal definition of homelessness, and

2) a count of people experiencing homelessness.

For more information, go to