Point-In-Time Homeless Count

Point-In-Time Homeless Count


Point-in-Time Homeless Count 2022

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 during a given point in time. This count is part of a national effort to identify the extent of homelessness throughout the country. The count includes a brief survey to identify the needs of those experiencing homelessness in the community. MAG coordinates the PIT Count each year for the Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care (CoC). MAG serves as the hub of collaboration between the Continuum of Care and local communities. The 2022 PIT Count will take place the morning of Tuesday, January 25, 2022. For more information contact Nicky Stevens at nstevens@azmag.gov.


Human Services Planner II
Julie Montoya
Regional Homelessness Program Manager
Nicky Stevens
Human Services Planner II
Katie Gentry

Make it Count

To accomplish community goals and make a difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness, we need to know who they are, where they are, and understand the factors that led to their homelessness.

Every January, volunteers and outreach teams from local communities collaborate to survey and count the number of homeless persons in their respective locations. With the information provided by the PIT Count, the Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care and local communities can determine how best to address homelessness. The data gathered in the count can also be used to measure progress and advocate for additional resources.

Resources for those experiencing homelessness



January 25, 2022  |  6:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.


The 2022 PIT Count will take place the morning of Tuesday, January 25, 2022. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact your city's or town's coordinator. Coordinators throughout the region will hold local trainings in their cities during the month of January for volunteers.


COVID-19 Safety Measures

In 2021, due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved the Maricopa Regional CoC to opt out of the unsheltered PIT Homeless Count. This year, HUD has required that the Maricopa CoC participate in the PIT Count. Keeping everyone safe is the main concern of the Maricopa Regional CoC. The count will be paperless to reduce exposure.

Safety Considerations for Counting During COVID-19 (hud.gov)

  • Masks should be worn at all times and are available if needed. To receive masks, please notify Nicky Stevens by January 17, 2022. 
  • Please keep 6 ft a part.
  • Use hand sanitizer.
  • Due to COVID-19 the count will be entirely paperless.
  • If you are sick or not feeling well, please contact your city coordinator and inform them that you will be staying home and not participating in the PIT Count.

Local COVID-19 Resources


Information for Coordinators

As coordinators you will be responsible for the count within your city/town, recruit and coordinate volunteers, schedule and conduct local trainings for volunteers, distribute volunteer training information and PIT documents, and determine the meeting location for the morning of the count.

MAG will hold virtual Train the Trainer sessions for city and town coordinators to ensure an accurate count. A Zoom link will be sent to coordinators before the first session.

  • January 4th at 3:00 P.M.
  • January 5th at 9:00 A.M.
  • January 7th at 1:00 P.M.


Reports, and Committees



2020 Unsheltered Count Map Unsheltered Homeless Map Maricopa County 2019

Unsheltered Street Count by Municipality 2014-2020 Unsheltered Street Count by Municipality 2014-2020

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