HUD Resources Available for the Point in Time Count
HUD has published this site to share tools and resources to aid communities in conducting an effective point in time count. Key resources within this site include:
- Notice CPD-18-08: 2019 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and PIT Data Collection for CoC and ESG Programs: This Notice outlines HUD’s requirements for the 2019 HIC and PIT count.
- PIT and HIC Guides, Tools, and Webinars: This site contains several resources communities can use to plan and conduct their counts.
- Crosswalk of Key Federally-funded Child and Youth Homeless Contacts: The U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and HUD worked together to update the list of contacts for each community’s education liaisons, Continuum of Care primary contact, and Runaway and Homeless Youth provider, where those resources are available.
- October PIT Count Office Hours Materials: HUD conducted PIT count office hours on October 30, 2018 and the resources associated with that are now posted.
- Upcoming January PIT Count Office Hours: HUD will be hosting one more office hours session prior to the 2019 PIT count on January 10, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 PM EST. Come prepared to discuss use of surveys and observation-based information as well as any last minute questions you have. Register for the webinar.
- Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Standards and Methodolgies Training, June 2018
- Point in Time Mobile Application: A Guide for Using Mobile Applications for Point-In-Time Counts. This document provides feedback from thirteen communities that used mobile technology to support their Point in Time Count.
- The Point In Time Count Planning Worksheet provides a guide to count administrators of the various tasks that should be performed in preparation for a successful count.
- The Point In Time Methodology Guide provides CoCs with standards and guidance concerning acceptable methodology for conducting the count.
- The Point In Time Data Extrapolation Tool is a HUD tool that allows regions to use the data that they were able to collect to produce estimated counts for key demographic categories, such as race and gender, for which they were unable to gather detailed information from every person surveyed.
If you have questions about conducting your HIC and PIT counts, please submit them to the HDX Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. To submit a question to the HDX AAQ portal, select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.