Department of Housing and Urban Development Releases 2013 Point in Time and Housing Inventory Count Guidance
October 02, 2012
The Department of Housing and Urban Development yesterday released the data collection guidance for 2013 Point in Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count (HIC). All Continuums of Care (CoCs) are required to conduct a PIT and HIC count of all sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons in the last ten days of January 2013. As CoCs begin to organize their activities, staff should review this guidance and use it as a reference to ensure they are capturing the right information. There have been changes to the PIT/HIC this year, so this guidance is critical to ensure the count is conducted correctly among all ages and specific subpopulations of individuals experiencing homelessness. CoCs are encouraged to engage their homeless assistance partners, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Runaway and Homeless Youth providers, Local Education Liaisons, and critical local agencies and service providers, to determine the most accurate count of homeless persons in your areas. Click on the link below to access to full guidance, which includes information on the specific changes that have been made to the PIT/HIC process for 2013.