December 2, 2022

Virginia Beach Annual Point-in-Time Count Scheduled for Jan. 25, 2023

Volunteers Needed to Help with Unsheltered Count

The annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count for Virginia Beach will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires cities that receive federal funding for homeless programs to conduct an unduplicated count of the homeless population, known as the PIT Count. The count provides a snapshot of how many individuals were sheltered and unsheltered during one day in January and helps determine how much funding a community will receive for homeless programs and services. Each year, approximately $2 million is granted through the Continuum of Care to Virginia Beach agencies that provide housing and supportive services to the homeless.

Housing & Neighborhood Preservation is seeking volunteers to help during the PIT Count, from 3:30-7 a.m. Volunteers will be part of a team assigned to canvass an area of the city, and count and survey individuals living unsheltered. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and attend mandatory training. To volunteer, register online by Dec. 30.

Learn more about the PIT Count or volunteering at the PITCount website. For more information about the PIT Count volunteer opportunity, contact Diane Hotaling, volunteer and community engagement coordinator, at (757) 385-1278 or

Information on community resources and other ways to join the effort to make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring in Virginia Beach can be found at

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