Everyone Counts: Report on the 2018 Halifax Point in Time Count

The Halifax Point in Time (PiT) count is a Federally-funded data collection initiative held in communities across the country to measure population demographics and involvement in the homeless system using a consistent methodology. The PiT demonstrates the minimum number of homeless individuals on a single night in the community. With the assistance of 22 volunteers, the Halifax PIT took place in seven shelters located within the urban core of the Halifax Peninsula, two non-shelter service providers, the Central Library, and on the street. A total of 220 homeless individuals were counted on the night of the PiT count, and 145 people were surveyed. Also this year, in participation with the 20,000 Homes campaign, a coordinated “registry week” was introduced concurrently with the Point in Time count.

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