Point in Time Count and Survey

Pinellas County Point In Time Homeless Report: 2016


Each year, the number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals in Pinellas County is reported according to criteria established by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. These data are then applied to a reporting format established by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Data reported to HUD and DCF are obtained from the Tampa Bay Information Network (TBIN), a survey of shelters not participating in TBIN, and a street survey of homeless individuals conducted by volunteers each year in the community. Additional data are gathered each year that do not meet HUD and DCF criteria yet inform the community. This year these data were obtained from the Pinellas County School District and the Pinellas County Jail.


The total number of homeless individuals reported to HUD this year was 2777. A majority of these were adults over the age of 24 (85.7%), male (73%), non-Hispanic (93.4%), and either White (63.2%) or Black (31.7%). There were 127 unaccompanied youth and 14 parenting youth households. There were 379 veteran households. There were 603 chronically homeless individuals, 98 of which were veteran individuals. There were 2 chronically homeless families. 23.2% of adults reported a serious mental illness, while 22.4% reported a substance use disorder and 1% reporting HIV/AIDS.