Count Us In

The core purpose of our annual Point in Time (PIT) Count is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our community. The count also provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of homelessness and to spark action. A successful and accurate PIT Count is an essential component to informing our system response to the need in our community and to ultimately making homelessness rare, brief and one-time.

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  • Reports
  • Participate in the Count

    2019 Count Us In took place on January 25th, 2019. Thank you to all the guides, volunteers, site leads and coordinators, donors, and staff that participated in any aspect of the count efforts over the last several months of planning and implementation. Nearly 1,000 community members came together across all regions of King County to ensure an accurate and respectful count.

    We are inspired by the tremendous compassion and dedication of all participants, from every sector of our community. Though we don’t have immediate results, we know that homelessness is far too common in our region. The Count is a sobering reminder that we must do more to support those who are without housing today while preventing homelessness for those at risk of losing their housing in the days and months ahead.

  • Action Committee

    Aren SparckSeattle Indian Health Board

    Brooke Buckingham City of Redmond

    Chris Cates Multi-Service Center – Federal Way

    Cobie Howard Compass Housing Alliance

    Colleen Chalmers Chief Seattle Club

    Daniel Burton DESC

    Domenick Dellino Community Member

    Dorsol Plants DAWN

    Dusty Olson City of Seattle Human Services Dept

    Francesca Murnan Seattle Indian Health Board

    Graham Pruss WeCount/Vehicle Residency

    Guy Williams City of Renton

    Hope Shwom Seattle Indian Health Board

    Jerene Battisti King County Libraries

    John Barbee Compass Housing Alliance

    Karen Taylor Community Member

    Karter Booher Ingersoll Gender Center

    Kate Speltz King County

    Kristy Johnson King County Housing Authority

    Lisa Sawyer Community Member

    Marci Curtin City of Seattle

    Mehret Tekle Schoolhouse Washington – Building Changes

    Najma Mire Muslim Housing Services

    Ramona Hattendorf Arc of King County

    Tanya McGee Sound Generations

    Whitney Walker REACH

    Zachary DeWolf All Home