2017 Homeless Count
Each January, the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless coordinates point-in-time counts of sheltered and unsheltered homeless men, women and children in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Sheltered count numbers include individuals and families who were in emergency shelters and transitional housing for homeless persons on the night of the count. Unsheltered count numbers include "unsheltered" individuals and families who volunteer enumerators interviewed on the day of the count. Unsheltered numbers do not include those who were doubled- or tripled-up, living in substandard conditions, "couch surfing" or facing eviction.