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Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Northeast Florida
Leadership to End Homelessness 
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​Each year ESHC conducts an annual census and survey to measure the number and needs of homeless individuals in Duval, Clay, and Nassau Counties. More than 100 volunteers survey homeless individuals at homeless shelters and facilities as well as on the streets. For more information about the PIT count, click here.

Below is a summary of the 2014 Point in Time Count. You can view more information on the Point in Time Count here

If you are looking for more facts about homelessness in Florida or the United States, here are some good resources:

National Poverty Center www.npc.umich.edu

United States Census Bureau www.census.gov

National Coalition for the Homeless www.nationalhomeless.org

Florida Coalition for the Homeless www.fchonline.org

Summary of 2014 PIT - Counted January 24th, 2014

Increase and decrease percentages are based on comparisons between the 2013 PIT and the 2014 PIT numbers

Total counted: 2,049 Persons
o Duval County: 1,858  (1,772 downtown, 44 at the beaches, and 42 in the surrounding zones)
oClay County: 100 
oNassau County: 90 
There was a 26% decrease in homelessness 

o 242 Families were counted
o 674 Total people were in those families, including 377 children
There was a 4% increase in the number of families reported
There was an 18.8% descrease in the number of persons in families, with an 18% decrease in children

Youth - Unaccompanied minors under age 18
o 45 Youth were counted
There was a 22% increase in the number of youth counted

o 224 Veterans were counted
There was a 30.8% decrease in Veteran homelessness

Chronic Homelessness
o 431 Chronically homeless persons were counted
There was a 15.3% increase in chronic homelessness