Fulton County Prepares for 2024 Point in Time Count

Fulton County Prepares for 2024 Point in Time Count

December 18, 2023

Fulton County is preparing for the 2024 Point In Time Count, which provides a “snapshot” of homelessness in all Fulton County cities outside of Atlanta. Volunteers are needed to support the effort, and registration is now open. All volunteers will receive training prior to the count.

The 2024 Point in Time Count will take place January 23 (North Fulton) and January 24 (South Fulton). The Fulton County Department of Community Development (DCD), as the collaborative applicant for the GA-502 Fulton County Continuum of Care (COC) is coordinating the count.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which requires Continuums of Care to conduct Point in Time counts as a means of determining federal funding to address homelessness, encourages an annual count. The count data creates a "snapshot" of the scope and scale of homelessness, which provides policymakers and funders with critical information on the number and demographic characteristics of homeless citizens.

The Fulton County Continuum of Care is designed to promote Fulton County’s cities’ (excluding Atlanta) community-wide commitment to ending homelessness; provide funding for nonprofits and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families; promote access to mainstream programs for homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The Atlanta CoC is independent from Fulton County’s CoC and exclusively supports work in Atlanta.

Recognizing that participants may have ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, volunteer training will be virtual, and volunteers are encouraged to wear masks.

A. Volunteer Registration

Step 1. Register as a Volunteer

1. Register for an account using the Volunteer Registration Portal.
2. Visit https://fulton.pointintime.info or scan the QR Code below with your mobile device.
3. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email and directions to set a password to your account.

Step 2. Download the Counting Us Mobile App

1. Visit the direct link below, or search for Counting Us in your device’s App Store.
2. Google Play: https://bit.ly/Counting_Us_Google
3. Apple Store: https://bit.ly/Counting_Us_Apple

B. Volunteer Training – January 18, 2024

Training Options

Training Registration Link

Street Canvassing on January 23 & 24

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Non-profit shelter options providers only

1:30 p.m. to 2:30


For more information, please contact us via email at HomelessInfo@fultoncountyga.gov.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability, including communications in an alternative format, should contact Julissa Headspeth, Administrative Coordinator at Julissa.Headspeth@fultoncountyga.gov or 404-735-2358 in the Department of Community Development Homeless Division five days before the COC meeting. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.