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The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. The Department of Housing and Urban Development mandates a survey of homeless people every year. This data is ultimately used to develop and fund housing and supportive programs for those in need. 

This year, the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project and Build Our Center, both local non-profits, will coordinate the January 24th event, on behalf of the Reno Area Alliance for the Homeless, in partnership with Eddy House. 

The event is 24 hours and is staffed by volunteers, it will target homeless youth, and it will take place at Eddy House (423 E. 6th St).  It begins promptly 11:59 on Wednesday night(Jan 23rd) continues thru January 24th and will end at 11:59 pm. 

Homeless Youth Point in Time Count

It is the eighth year for the Youth Count, ages 18 to 24.
 In 2018, the Homeless PIT Count in Reno, NV surveyed 104 Youth.It snowed for ½ of our count. It’s a 67.2% increase in 5 years!
(73 in 2017, 99 in 2016, 72 in 2015. 44 in 2014. 61 in 2013.)
We believe that this number under-represents the number of homeless youth in our community.

Our goal is survey 150 young people this year.

We believe that this number under-represented the number of homeless youth in our community. We also believe that the number of transitional youth is at a manageable number and that if we work on this problem now it will save thousands of dollars in the future.



Nevada Youth Empowerment Project & Build Our Center depend on your assistance and generosity. Your donation to the event plays an important role in supporting these disconnected young people. Whether it’s a contribution of dollars, items, or services, your gift has a direct impact on the life of homeless & at-risk youth.  We would like to recognize you as a donor on our website and thru media outreach. If you or someone you know can make a donation, please contact us with your commitment.  We also appreciate invitations to speak to your service organization. In addition, to the needs of the young people, we are also looking for donations to cover the costs of onsite expenses such as Propane Heaters, Porta Potties, Sorting Bins, Games, Art Supplies, City Fees, Truck Rental, Tents etc.

Thank you for continuing to support our programs and partnerships.

Questions?: Meredith Tanzer, BOC
775.830.0920 or email

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*Any donations remaining after the Point In Time Count will be distributed to clothing closets and Free Markets at NYEP, OUR Center and The Eddy House. 


Reported Numbers and Results
2016-Washoe County Homeless Youth Point In Time Count
2016 PIT Infographic

2015 Washoe County Homeless Youth Count
Solutions presented by NYEP for a Youth Shelter based on PIT Results.

2014 Washoe County Point In Time Count Results

More Information in the Homeless problem.