City of Riverside Homeless
Point in Time Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Prior to 2016, Continuums of Care were required to conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). The count is now required to be conducted on an annual basis. Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally. The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.


2019 Point in Time Count Demographics Homeless Count
City of Riverside 439
Gender Percentage
Male 277
Female 108
Transgender 5
Do not identify 4
Blank 45
Age Percentage
Children (<18) 13
Youth (18-24) 57
Adult (>27) 320
Blank 49
Subpopulations Percentage
Household Interview 219
Brain Injury 43
Chronically Homeless 111
Developmental Disability 37
Mental Health 68
Physical Disability  62
Substance Abuse 70
Veretan 25
Domestic Violence 21