Point In Time Count (PIT Count)

Point In Time Count (PIT Count)

JANUARY 27, 2021

What is the PIT count?

  • The PIT count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires all area CoC’s (Continuum of Care) conduct this count.

When is the PIT Count?

  • Date: January 27,2021
  • Time: 7-9:30pm
  • Place: Blair County Community Action Program 2301 Beale Ave Altoona, Pa 16601

What is the Goal?

  • The goal is to get a clear and accurate number of individuals including Veterans & youth who are homeless (unsheltered) to give HUD and other agencies a better hand in ending homelessness.


 If you would like to volunteer, please contact:  April Hileman (814)946-3651 ext. 105


Annually, Blair County Community Action Program has organized a Point in Time (PIT) Count for sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons.  This PIT Count is overseen by HUD’S Continuum of Care and gives us a snapshot of people who are homeless on a particular night.
This year, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we are unsure what this will look like.  The estimated date we will be on the streets conducting the counts of unsheltered people is January 27, 2021. 
While we are out gathering this information, we want to be able to offer those who are homeless a care package.  The purpose of this letter is to ask if you would like to donate any funds or gift cards to our PIT Count.  Our Goal this year is to fill enough backpacks and purchase enough sleeping bags to be able to assist 100 homeless individuals in our community.
Monetary donations can be made to Blair County Community Action C/O PIT COUNT.  These funds will be used to purchase the sleeping bags, backpacks, and all of the items to fill the backpacks.
Gift cards are also greatly appreciated.  We will distribute these to those who have no food for themselves and their families. Examples are Grocery Stores, Walmart, Dollar Stores, and Fast food Restaurants. 
Any contribution helps and I would like to thank you for your consideration in assisting Blair County Community Action on this evening.  Donations must be received no later than Jan 8, 2021.  If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at 814-946-3651 Ext 105
Thank you!