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Point-In-Time Homeless Count

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What is the Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Co​​unt?​

​The Point-In-Time Homeless Count (PIT Count) is an annual census of all sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals in Broward County. The PIT Count is required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and determines federal funding for homeless services and programs. The 2022 Point-In-Time Homeless Count took place January 23-29, 2022. During this time, the Taskforce Homeless Outreach team and teams of trained surveyors scoured the streets of Broward County, engaging with persons experiencing homelessness and gathering critical data that will help planners understand the needs of the homeless community and devise targeted strategies for combating homelessness. You can track the progress of the 2022 PIT Count in real time by clicking t​he button below to visit the PIT Dashboard!

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Broward County 2021 ​​​Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Co​​unt ​Results

The results of the 2021 PIT count revealed that there were 2,561 persons experiencing homelessness in Broward County on March 20th, 2021. Of this number 1,767 were experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The charts below provide insight into how the County's PIT Count results have varied over the last five years. 


A chart depicting Point-in-Time Count results for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 for the purpose of providing longitudinal perspective of Point-in-Time Count results. On January 24th, 2017 there were 2,450 persons experiencing homelessness counted during the PIT Count. On January 23rd, 2018 there were 2,318 persons experiencing homelessness counted during the PIT Count. On January 23rd, 2019 there were 2,318 persons experiencing homelessness counted during the PIT Count. On January 29th, 2020 there were 2,211 persons experiencing homelessness counted during the PIT Count. On March 20th, 2021 there were 2,561 persons experiencing homelessness counted during the PIT Count.

A bar graph showing the number of unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness counted during the Point-in-Time Homeless Count for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. In 2021 there were 1,767 unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness counted during the PIT Count. In 2020 there were 984 unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness counted during the PIT Count. In 2019 there were 1,350 unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness counted during the PIT Count. In 2018 there were 869 unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness counted during the PIT Count. In 2017 there were 957 unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness counted during the PIT Count.


Broward County ​​2021 ​Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Co​​unt Results - Municipality Data​

The charts below compare 2020 and 2021 PIT Count results in each municipality within Broward County and can be used by planners to help determine whether homelessness is increasing or decreasing within a community. 

A bar graph showing a by-city comparison of 2020 and 2021 Point-in-Time Count results. In Unincorporated Broward County, there were 17 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021. In Coconut Creek, there were 2 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 3 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Cooper City, there were 4 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and no persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Coral Springs, there were 9 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 4 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In the County Regional Facility, there were 49 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and no persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. 

A bar graph showing a by-city comparison of 2020 and 2021 Point-in-Time Count results. In Dania Beach, there were 13 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 32 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Davie, there were 46 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 45 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Deerfield Beach, there were 32 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 6 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Fort Lauderdale, there were 703 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 383 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Hallandale Beach, there were 26 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 30 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Hollywood, there were 143 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 120 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. 

A bar graph showing a by-city comparison of 2020 and 2021 Point-in-Time Count results. In Lauderdale By The Sea, there was 1 person experiencing homelessness in 2021 and no persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Lauderdale Lakes, there were 20 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and no persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Lauderhill, there were 180 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 10 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Lighthouse Point, there was 1 person experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 1 person experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Margate, there were 42 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 20 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Miramar, there were 10 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 1 person experiencing homelessness in 2020. 

A bar graph showing a by-city comparison of 2020 and 2021 Point-in-Time Count results. In North Lauderdale, there were 5 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 1 person experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Oakland Park, there were 55 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 11 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Pembroke Park, there were 2 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and no persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Pembroke Pines, there were 51 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 12 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Plantation, there were 37 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 14 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Pompano Beach, there were 247 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 132 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020.  

A bar graph showing a by-city comparison of 2020 and 2021 Point-in-Time Count results. In Sea Ranch Lakes, there was 1 person experiencing homelessness in 2021 and no persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Sunrise, there were 14 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 5 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Tamarac, there were 40 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 2 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In West Park, there were 4 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and no persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Weston, there was 1 person experiencing homelessness in 2021 and no persons experiencing homelessness in 2020. In Wilton Manors, there were 12 persons experiencing homelessness in 2021 and 2 persons experiencing homelessness in 2020.