Tulsa “Point-In-Time Count” Single Night Data

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. 

In Tulsa, a total of 1,188 individuals including children were counted as homeless on the night of January 24, 2019. The numbers below only reflect those individuals who chose to be surveyed by our team – a total of 987 individuals.

Thank you to these organizations for their tremendous support and partnership in collecting this data and in serving those in our community who are facing or at-risk of homelessness:

  • 12 & 12
  • City of Tulsa
  • Community Service Council
  • Counseling & Recovery Svcs of OK
  • DaySpring Villa
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Svcs
  • Family & Children’s Services
  • Family Promise Tulsa County
  • Iron Gate
  • John 3:16 Mission
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • Mental Health Association of OK
  • Morton Comprehensive Health Svcs
  • National Resource Center for Youth Svcs
  • OK Department of Human Svcs
  • OK Dept. of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Svcs
  • Participant Advisory Group
  • Restore Hope
  • Salvation Army Tulsa
  • Surayya Anne Foundation
  • Tulsa CARES
  • Tulsa County Social Services
  • Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
  • Tulsa Housing Authority
  • Tulsa Police Department
  • Volunteers of America
  • Youth Action Board
  • Youth Services of Tulsa