Point in Time Count (PIT Count) Reports
The 2022 Point in Time Count Report was released on April 27, 2022, and identified 1,603 unduplicated individuals experiencing homelessness, as compared to 1,580 identified in the last in-person data collected in 2020. Countywide, 875 (55%) of individuals experiencing homelessness had shelter, as compared to 576 in 2020. While 728 (45%) were unsheltered, sleeping in parks, empty buildings, cars and other places not meant for human habitation, as compared to 1,004 in 2020.
NOTE: The 2021 PIT Count did not include an in-person count due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, it utilized an alternative data extrapolation methodology.
About the Point in Time (PIT) Count
The PIT Count is a snapshot and survey of unduplicated homeless persons conducted in communities receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 2022 PIT Count was the thirteenth count conducted in Kern County since January 2007.