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Updated 16 May 2014


A Point-In-Time, or PIT, count is a statistically reliable, unduplicated count of people experiencing homelessness during a designated one-night period. Wisconsin conducts this count twice per year. This count is intended to include persons that are homeless and are living in emergency shelters, transitional housing, safe havens for the homeless, domestic violence shelters, or who are unsheltered living on the streets or any other place not mean for human habitation. A PIT is intended to capture a minimum amount of information on the homeless population in order to create a “snapshot” of what homelessness looks like in a neighborhood, city, or state. The data collected through the Point-in-Time process is reported in the Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) that is provided to the U.S. Congress. Homeless information is also reported to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and is utilized to develop the Housing Inventory Chart for the Balance of State Continuum of Care.


  • January 2013 PIT date - The overnight hours of January 30-31, 2013.
  • July 2013 PIT date - The overnight hours of July 31-Aug. 1, 2013.
  • January 2014 PIT date - The overnight hours of January 29-30, 2014.
  • July 2014 PIT date - The overnight hours of July 30-31, 2014.


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