2017 PIT Count Community Participation: The Housing Authority of Stanislaus County led the 2017 PIT Count efforts. This effort is mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to estimate the number of Americans without safe and stable housing and is a requirement for us to continue receiving federal funds to reduce homelessness. Collecting the data allows our community to track progress, increase public awareness, and helps us attract the needed resources to address homelessness. This year the PIT Count was conducted in our community on January 26, 2017. Their were over 180 community volunteers who participated this year! We are very excited to have also partnered with many School District homelessness liaison in pursuit of gathering better information for youth experiencing homelessness. The faith based organizations partnered in the effort by donating hundreds of beanies given away during the count. A big thank you to all the community volunteers who gave of their time to make this happen! The information gathered is currently being entered in to the federally mandated data base system and final survey results are expected in late Spring.