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Housing Inventory Count and Point-in-Time Count

Overview

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires counts of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons for those communities receiving federal funding from the Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grant Programs. These are called Point-in-Time Counts (PIT), as they occur during one day, the last ten days of January.

HUD also requires the annual completion of a Housing Inventory Count (HIC), which provides an overview of a community’s homeless program inventory. The HIC must be completed on the same day as the PIT Count.

Collecting data on the numbers and characteristics of homeless individuals and families as well as homeless services capacity can serve additional purposes over and beyond meeting HUD requirements. Accurate counts offer several benefits including:

  • Providing support for local planning efforts by identifying unmet needs and trends in size and characteristics of homeless populations
  • Supplying guidance for development of more effective programming and services
  • Raising awareness of homelessness
  • Enhancing local homeless programs’ volunteer base
  • Assisting with allocation of resources around local priorities
  • Targeting interventions for certain homeless sub-populations
  • Opportunity to conduct community outreach, engagement, screening, and triage to identify people experiencing homelessness in need of services
  • Identifying community goals
  • Assisting in measuring progress toward homelessness reduction goals

Documents

2018 CoC HIC and PIT Count
Ohio BoSCoC 2018 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Data (county and region level – link to Tableau maps
– see detailed information about how to access and use data in Tableau below (see 2017 PIT data)
Ohio BoSCoC 2018 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Data
Ohio BoSCoC 2018 Housing Inventory Count and Point-in-Time Count Guidance

Ohio BoSCoC Point-in-Time Count Tools:
PIT Count Form Overview
Unsheltered Count Form
Observation Count Form
Service-Based Count Form
Sheltered Count Form

Ohio BoSCoC PIT Count Planning Tools:
General PIT Count Planning Worksheet
Youth PIT Count Planning Worksheet

Housing Inventory Chart Verification List:
Lists all projects currently included in the Ohio BoSCoC housing inventory (except ES overflow) and indicates which projects are required to submit a HICVR during the 2018 Housing Inventory Count.

Housing Inventory Chart Verification List

Ohio BoSCoC HIC Forms:
New Project Form

2017 CoC HIC and PIT Count
Ohio BoSCoC 2017 PIT Count Data (county and region level) – link to Tableau maps
Overview of How to Access to Use 2017 PIT Count Data in Tableau (county and region level)
Ohio BoSCoC 2017 PIT Count Data (CoC-wide)
Ohio BoSCoC 2017 HIC Data
Ohio BoSCoC 2017 PIT Count Results (listserv message)

2016 CoC HIC and PIT Count:

2015 CoC PIT Count:
Ohio BoSCoC 2015 PIT Count Results
Ohio BoSCoC 2015 PIT Count Results and Analysis

2014 CoC HIC and PIT Count:
Ohio BoSCoC Point-in- Time Count 2014
Ohio BoSCoC Housing Inventory Chart 2014
Ohio BoSCoC HIC/PIT Results Companion Document

Training

Ohio BoSCoC 2018 HIC Webinar- January 8, 2018 Presentation Slides
Ohio BoSCoC 2018 HIC Webinar- January 8, 2018 Recording
Ohio BoSCoC 2018 Youth PIT Count Planning Webinar – November 30, 2017 Presentation Slides
Ohio BoSCoC 2018 Youth PIT Count Planning Webinar – November 30, 2017 Recording
Ohio BoSCoC 2018 PIT Count Planning Webinar – November 29, 2017 Presentation Slides
Ohio BoSCoC 2018 PIT Count Planning Webinar – November 29, 2017 Recording
Ohio BoSCoC 2018 HIC and PIT Count Webinar- Overview– November 21, 2017 Presentation Slides
Ohio BoSCoC 2018 HIC and PIT Count Webinar- Overview– November 21, 2017 Recording

(Visit our Training & Technical Assistance page for additional training materials)

Additional Resources

HUD Exchange PIT and HIC Guides, Tools, and Webinars