​Point-In-Time Count


2022 Kitsap County Point-in-Time Count Updates

2022 Point-inTime Count Overview - Preliminary Data Report

The Point-in-Time Count (PIT Count) is an annual survey which gathers information about people experiencing homelessness during a 24-hour period.  This year the PIT Count was conducted at the end of February by volunteers surveying across many locations in Kitsap County.  View the 2022 Point-in Time Count Overview - Preliminary Data (.pdf) report and visit the Point-in-Time Count page for more information about this annual count.


Download 2022 Point-in-Time Count Overview - Preliminary Data (.pdf) 

2022 Point-inTime Count Delayed

Kitsap County participates in what is called the Washington State Balance of State.  The Balance of State has requested, and has been granted by HUD, a delay in the annual Point-in-Time Count for 2022 due to the pandemic.  Kitsap County, along with the Balance of State Counties will now be conducting the annual Point-in-Time Count on February 24th, 2022.

PIT Count Volunteer Coordination Contracted to Northwest Hospitality

The 2022 Point-in-Time Count coordination has been contracted out to Northwest Hospitality by the Kitsap County Housing and Homelessness Division.  Northwest Hospitality will be responsible for recruiting volunteers and coordination of efforts to survey people living out of doors during the annual Point-in-Time Count. 

We need YOUR help!  Visit https://www.nwhospitality.org/events/pit2022kitsap for more information and to register to volunteer to help with the 2022 PIT Count.

You can contact Director of Northwest Hospitatily and 2022 PIT Count Volunteer Coordinator, Anton Preisinger, at info@nwhospitality.org or 888-222-5240 ext 6.

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Download the 2022 Kitsap PIT Flyer (pdf)

You can contact Director of Northwest Hospitatily and 2022 PIT Count Volunteer Coordinator, Anton Preisinger at info@nwhospitality.org or 888-222-5240 ext 6.

What is the Point-In-Time Count?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Washington State Department of Commerce require communities to conduct a one-day Point-In-Time (PIT) Count to survey individuals experiencing homelessness. PIT Counts are one source of data among many that help us understand the magnitude and characteristics of people who are homeless in our community and in the United States.

The Point-In-Time (PIT) Count is a one day snapshot that captures the characteristics and situations of people living here without a home. The PIT Count includes both sheltered individuals (emergency shelters or transitional housing) and unsheltered individuals (those sleeping outside or living in places that are not meant for human habitation).

The annual PIT Count happens at the end of January, and is carried out by volunteers who interview people using a standard survey form that asks people where they slept the night before, where their last residence was located, what may have contributed to their loss of housing, and what disabilities the individual may have. It also asks how long the individual has been homeless, age, and demographics, and whether the person is a veteran and/or a survivor of domestic violence.

Like all surveys, the PIT Count has limitations. Results from the Count are influenced by the weather, by availability of overflow shelter beds, by the nature of the volunteers, and by the level of engagement of the people we are interviewing. Comparisons from year to year should be done with loose limitation in mind.

"The Point-In-Time Count provides the homeless assistance community with the data needed to understand the number and characteristics of persons who are homeless at one point in time."

-U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development


Kitsap County Annual Point-in-Time Count Training Video


Kitsap County News

​Preliminary Count Results - Winter 2020

Volunteer Count - 109

Volunteer Hours - 495

Preliminary Results (Unduplicated Individuals)

Individuals Unsheltered - 199

Individuals in Emergency Shelters - 112

Individuals at Salvation Army Winter Shelter - 71

Individuals in Transitional Housing - 151

Total Individuals Counted - 533


Contact Us

   Kirsten Jewell, Division Manager
   360-337-7286 or kjewell@co.kitsap.wa.us

   Cory Derenburger, Division Specialist
   360-337-7287 or cderenbu@co.kitsap.wa.us

   Doug Washburn, 
   Director Department of Human Services

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