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 and other related sites include:

  • How to Use Sampling Within a CoC to Conduct and Unsheltered PIT Count: This guide describes how CoCs can use a sampling approach to estimate a total count of the number of people within their communities who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness on the night of the PIT count. While this sampling guidance is applicable for any year, CoCs that typically canvass and count their full geographic area may want to use a sampling strategy for the 2022 count in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Notice CPD-21-12: Notice for Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Data Collection for Continuum of Care (CoC) Program and the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program: This Notice outlines HUD’s requirements for the HIC and PIT count. 

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.