Point in Time Homeless Count

The Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count & Survey is a coordinated event where persons experiencing homelessness are counted and asked a number of questions to get a snapshot in time of those experiencing homelessness in the community.

The City of Red Deer coordinated the 2022 PIT Count on September 29, 2022, in collaboration with community partners.

This is Red Deer’s first full PIT Count since 2018. While it is typically completed every other year, the 2020 and 2021 counts were postponed due to the pandemic.

Results from Red Deer’s Point in Time (PIT) Count show the number of persons experiencing homelessness in the city has increased to 334 in 2022 from 144 in 2018, confirming local outreach staff expectations that the number of people experiencing homelessness is increasing.

156 individuals participated in the voluntary survey portion of the count. The count and survey provide valuable information that helps The City and partnering organizations better understand factors contributing to homelessness and how to best target local supports. It is one of many tools used to collect data to support the identification of trends and key issues related to homelessness, and measure progress on Red Deer’s Community Housing and Homelessness Integrated Plan.

The PIT Count and Survey is funded by the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy.

The report summarizes the efforts and findings of the count.

2022 Red Deer Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count Report (pdf)
2022 Point in Time Count Infographic (pdf)