The Tulsa Point-in-Time Count is an annual count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness 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.
A total of 1,221 individuals, including children, were experiencing homelessness in Tulsa. We use Tulsa's Homeless Management Information System and in-person surveys to determine the total number. The numbers below only reflect those who were counted in-person by our team - a total of 1,089 individuals.
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 to better 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 for over five years. This dashboard includes a six-year longitudinal analysis of Point-in-Time count survey responses. Hover over each data set below to view this five-year trend.
Housing Solutions would like to thank the community partners, volunteers, and staff who participated in the 2020 Point-in-Time Count. A special thank you to Community Service Council for supporting the Point-in-Time count the past 10 years and their collaboration on the development of the interactive dashboard.