Point in Time Homeless Count-Volunteers Needed!

1. What is the Point-In-Time Count?

  • The Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is an annual street and shelter count to determine the number of people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County (including Gilbert) during a given point in time.
  • It is conducted annually and reported to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • There are two parts to the PIT Count: (1) the unsheltered street count and (2) the sheltered count.
  • For the street count, volunteers and outreach teams go out the morning of the count to ask people experiencing homelessness where they slept the night before and complete a brief survey to determine demographics and other relevant information of those experiencing homelessness in the community.
  • The PIT Count serves as a one-night snapshot of the number of people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County.

2. How is the data used?

  • The PIT Count is an effort to learn more about the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in all communities of Maricopa County, including Gilbert.
  • This count is part of a national effort to identify the extent of homelessness throughout the country.
  • The information collected from the count is used in the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, and is also referenced locally to help assess our community’s progress towards addressing the needs of people experiencing homelessness.

3. The Town of Gilbert is looking for volunteers! You will be with a team of 2

DATE: January 25, 2022.

TIME: 6:00am – 11:30 am

MEETING PLACE/TIME: 5:30 am at 90 E Civic Center Dr. Gilbert Municipal Building II

TRAINING: On line

  • Thursday, January 13 at 5:00pm OR
  • Wednesday January 19th at 8:00a


Please reach out to Melanie for more information:

Melanie Dykstra
Volunteer and Community Resources Manager
Town Manager’s Office
Email:melanie.dykstra@gilbertaz.gov
Work: 480-503-6918