The Tulsa Point-in-Time Count is an annual count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness or residing in permanent supportive housing completed as a mandate from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The count is completed on one day during the last 10 days in January using a combination of survey responses and Homeless Management Information System data.
The survey instrument contains basic demographics required for reporting to HUD as well as more in-depth questions added by the A Way Home for Tulsa team as a means to understand the needs of individuals and families who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness. It is important to keep in mind that this data is primarily self-reported and provides only a brief snapshot of homelessness in Tulsa.
We have been completing the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness or residing in permanent supportive housing for over five years. In 2019, we compiled the data from the PIT counts for 2015 – 2019 for a longitudinal analysis of our community’s survey responses. Hover over each data set below to view this five-year trend.