Point In Time Count

 

The Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness (PIT) provides a snapshot of people who are experiencing homelessness on a given night in a community. 

 

On a single night in January 2022, 701 people experiencing homelessness were identified in Madison/Dane County on the night of the 2022 January PIT.   
 

  • 30% or 210 persons were in households with children (families), representing 64 families.

  • 70% or 490 persons were in households without children (individuals). 

  • 1 unaccompanied youth under age 18 was identified.

  • 7% or 49 persons were young adults age 18-24. 12 were parenting youth. 

  • 24% or 169 persons were considered chronically homeless†.

  • 6% or 42 persons were in veteran households. 

  • 12% or 83 persons stayed in unsheltered locations such as on the street, in vehicles, in tents, or other places not suitable for human habitation.

 

Black or African Americans are considerably overrepresented among the homeless population compared to the overall Dane County population. While accounting for 5.5 percent of the Dane County population, African Americans accounted for 40 percent of all people identified as experiencing homelessness.

 

[1] Chronically Homeless Individual refers to an individual with a disability who has been continuously homeless for one year or more or has experienced at least four episodes of homelessness in the last three years where the combined length of time homeless in those occasions is at least 12 months. Chronically Homeless People in Families refers to people in families in which the head of household has a disability and has either been continuously homeless for one year or more or has experienced at least four episodes of homelessness in the last three years where the combined length of time homeless in those occasions is at least 12 months.