The Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) coordinates the efforts and coverage across our 7-county region, with coordinators from each area and additional supports from service agencies, to conduct the annual national Point in Time (PIT) survey.
The Point in Time count is a snapshot of Metro Denver on a single night that helps communities understand trends and respond to the needs of people experiencing literal homelessness.
While helping to determine the scope of homelessness, the PIT raises public awareness, promotes collaboration across seven counties, and reminds the community that Everyone Counts!
During the count night, trained volunteers and staff interview individuals, youth and families experiencing homelessness using a standardized survey form.
Community, faith-based, and government organizations use the information collected from the Point-in-Time study to inform policies, apply for services and programs funding, and tell the story of those experiencing both sheltered and unsheltered homelessness in our community.