The results from Nashville’s 2018 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, an annual count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons, has been finalized.  The total number of persons experiencing literal homelessness counted on the night of the count was 2,298, a slight decrease from 2017. The count also documented a 25 percent decrease in the number of persons in families experiencing homelessness. Although a point-in-time count is important to establish some dimension of the problem of homelessness, the method is not without its limitations, and should be considered as one among a variety of sources of data needed to tell the whole story of homelessness. Read more