Understanding Our Homeless Population

Every two years, Marin County does a complete count of every person experiencing homelessness in Marin. This Point-in-Time Count helps us understand the needs of our population and track our progress decreasing homelessness.

2019 Count

Marin County's 2019 Point-in-Time Count is taking place on Monday, January 28, 2019. In the early morning hours, volunteers will team up with expert guides (individuals currently/previously experiencing homelessness) recommended by service providers. These teams will drive/walk all over assigned routes from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Volunteers are expected to have a car and a mobile phone, be willing to help with transportation needs, and be able to walk approximately 2-3 miles if necessary.

Volunteers are asked to attend a one-hour training session prior to count day on Friday, January 18th, 2019. The trainings are scheduled for:

  • 10:30 a.m.: Marin City Health and Wellness Center, 630 Drake Ave., Marin City
  • 2:00 p.m.: Homeward Bound, 1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato
  • 5:30 p.m.: San Rafael City Hall Council Chambers, 1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael
More information regarding the training and count will be emailed to those who register as the date approaches.


Please contact connie@appliedsurveyresearch.org or call 669-247-7085 for questions.>

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2017 Count

Cover of the 2017 Point In Time Count Report

In 2017, Marin County conducted our Point-in-Time Count on Friday, January 27th. Community volunteers worked alongside currently or previously homeless guides to count the number of homeless individuals across all areas of Marin County.