Point in Time Count
A point in time count is a “Count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons carried out on one night in January.” This count is required of CoCs at least biennially. For the purpose of the count, the definition of a homeless person is one who is living in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter.

Below is by-county summary of the results of the January 23, 2018 Point in Time (PIT) Count of homeless individuals defined by Department of Housing and Urban Development for the purpose of the point in time count. Following the table is a link for the demographic break down for the whole Continuum of Care. The counties that have zero or very low homeless counts are not reflective of the actual numbers of homeless individuals, but represent the lack of adequate community participation during the night of the point in time count. HART is always looking for additional volunteers to assist in this annual count to ensure that the most accurate count possible is made so local, state, and federal governments have the best understanding of the homeless condition.
County Emergency Shelter Transitional Housing Unsheltered Total
Cannon 9 9
Clay 1 1
Cumberland 53 12 65
Putnam 63 63
Roane 13 12 25
Scott 29 29
Van Buren 21 21
Warren 15 15
White 5 5
Wilson 12 13 25
Total 194 18 46 258