The nationwide Point In Time (PIT) Homeless Count takes place annually on the last Wednesday in January. This effort offers a snapshot of homelessness by recording the number of people in an emergency shelter or who are unsheltered on a single night of the year.
The surveys are completed with those who are living outside, with more than one family in a household, in a vehicle, in shelters, or motels. YCAP additionally counts those couch surfing, and living with family or friends in a temporary status. This information is used to plan local and national service delivery to at-risk populations.
YCAP leads the count in Yamhill County, collecting information anonymously while connecting individuals with services they may need. Surveys are conducted in several ways, including by phone calls through 211, county-wide drop-in sites, and county-wide street outreach. The most recent survey was conducted on January 25, 2017, results are listed below.
Data is provided by household type (individuals, families, and child-only households), and is further broken down by sub-population categories, such as homeless veterans and the chronically homeless.
Additionally, in 2017 a Youth Survey was also conducted with unaccompanied youth encountered during the PIT that provides more in-depth information on that particular sub-population.