The Point-in-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) are annual point in time counts required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under its CoC Program. Federally, the CoC program provides funding for homeless housing and service programs in our region and PIT Count data helps inform trends and needs to receive this and other homeless funding. The PIT Count is a short survey to collect basic demographics and data on persons who are sheltered and unsheltered on the night of the third Wednesday of January and the HIC collects data on the inventory of dedicated beds available to persons who are homeless on the same night, comparing need to availability and usage.
To complete this valuable and required count, we require strong regional engagement. Volunteers are needed to help conduct the count. Homeless programs need to share clean and current data. Law enforcement, health care providers, and other service providers are needed to identify persons who are unsheltered.