HUD has been striving over time to shift the emphasis on the annual Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count from ramping up what data are collected to focusing on how data are collected. HUD wants communities to focus on collecting the best data possible. To help with this effort, HUD is implementing a regular PIT Count Office Hours that will be focused on addressing PIT count methodology questions.
The office hours will have at least one focused discussion on a known PIT count methodology issue, and then will be open for further discussion based on questions that communities have with implementing their PIT counts. We invite communities to come with questions, as well as solutions. HUD believes strongly in the power of peer learning, and we hope that communities will come to the office hours willing to share their lessons learned.
The first office hours session will be on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT.
Register for the PIT Count Office Hours. Click the "Register" button at the bottom of the registration page. Everyone who registers will receive a confirmation email and at least one reminder email in advance of the event, both of which will include the hyperlink needed to access the call. One you click that hyperlink at the time of the call, WebEx will give you instructions on how to call into the office hours session using either a computer or a phone line.
This first call will focus on the issue of data extrapolation. Several questions and issues have arrived recently regarding effective ways to extrapolate data – either to establish what the total number of homeless persons should be or to determine the characteristics of homeless people in your CoC when communities don't have complete data.