On January 15, 2014, the CHF in partnership with several organizations, conducted its third PIT count. Approximately 150 volunteers canvassed 24 street ‘zones’ or known areas for rough sleepers (those sleeping outside). Mobile teams in vehicles led by Calgary Police Services, City of Calgary Animal and Bylaw Services, and street outreach teams covered an additional seven remote areas, while public and private sector partners added an additional nine areas. Seventy - one organizations provided data and basic demographics in conjunction with the street count. There were 309 Winter Emergency Response beds in operation during the 2013/14 winter season, from October 2013 – April 2014.
Overall, the January 2014 Point - in - Time Count found 10.8% more people experiencing homeless relative to the count conducted in January 2012, but 1.2% fewer than the count held in August 2012. In total, 3,533 people were found to be homeless on the night of the count. This also represents a 1.9% decrease from the same time in 2008.