The 2018 Homeless Count in Hillsborough County was conducted on Thursday, February 22, 2018, between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Approximately 381 volunteers, representing 73 local organizations, canvassed the County’s streets, alleys, wooded areas and places where homeless people are known to gather for meals, services and housings, surveying those experiencing homelessness to better capture their characteristics and experiences. Data was also obtained from the UNITY Information Network, our CoC’s HMIS system, for persons residing in emergency shelters, safe havens and transitional housing for homeless persons.
In accordance with and as required by this contract, THHI provided DCF’s Office on Homelessness a copy of the 2018 PIT Data as uploaded into HUD’s HDX Reporting System on April 30, 2018.
Below is a brief summary of the results, a fact sheet, and a copy of the data that was submitted to HUD.
Summary of Results
The 2018 PIT saw an increase of 246 individuals from 2017, for a total of 1795 persons. The 2017 hurricane season caused a significant rise in our sheltered population, with 21% (184) of emergency shelter beds occupied by hurricane evacuees. The 2018 PIT also saw an increase in volunteers, allowing for a more comprehensive coverage of the geographical area of our CoC.
Please click on the links below to review detailed Hillsborough County PIT Count data.
2018 Point-in-Time Count Fact Sheet
2018 PIT – Summary Presentation
2018 PIT – Homeless Population Summary
2018 PIT – Additional Sub-populations Summary
2018 PIT – Veteran Summary
2018 PIT – Youth Summary