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HUD's HDX 1.0 Now Open for CoCs to Submit Their 2021 HIC and PIT Count Data

HUD’s Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) web portal is now open for Continuums of Care (CoCs) to submit their 2021 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count data. Thank you for your continued patience as we updated HDX to account for the additional flexibilities available in reporting the 2021 unsheltered PIT count.

The 2021 HIC and PIT count data must be submitted via the HDX by Friday, May 14, 2021 at 8:00 PM EDT.

NOTE: These reports will not be submitted through the new HDX 2.0, but will instead be submitted through the original HDX “1.0.” Please be sure you are visiting the correct site and updating your credentials there. The two sites do not share passwords, so you will need to maintain/update two separate passwords – one for each site.

Meeting the data submission deadline for the HIC and PIT count has historically been a factor considered by HUD in the annual CoC Program Competition. CoCs should consider the amount of time it may take to compile and enter information needed to meet the 2021 reporting requirements.

New for the 2021 HIC and PIT Count

Due to COVID-19, HUD allowed CoCs additional flexibility for unsheltered PIT counts, including the ability not to conduct any unsheltered count if CoCs conducted an unsheltered PIT count in 2020 or followed the waiver process identified in the CPD Memo: Availability of Waivers for the Biennial Point-in-Time Count of Unsheltered Homelessness.

Upcoming Guidance and Webinar

HUD will publish shortly the 2021 HIC and PIT Count Data Submission Guidance, which will clarify many common questions related to submitting this year’s HIC and PIT count. HUD encourages CoCs to get started with their HIC uploads and sheltered PIT counts, as the data submission process for those remains largely unchanged.

April 2021 PIT Count Office Hours: Submitting the 2021 HIC and PIT Count Data

Given the level of changes associated with the 2021 unsheltered PIT count, HUD will be hosting a PIT count office hours session on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 3:00 — 4:30 PM EDT to highlight updates to the HDX and address questions regarding the data submission process.

Register for the April 2021 PIT Count Office Hours


Guidance on collecting and entering HIC and PIT count data via the HDX is available for download from the PIT and HIC Guides, Tools, and Webinars page on the HUD Exchange website. Also see:


If you have any questions about the HIC or PIT count data submissions process, including issues with submitting the data in HDX 1.0, please visit the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal.

To submit a question to the HDX AAQ portal, select “HDX Homelessness Data Exchange (including AHAR, HIC, LSA, PDX, PIT, Stella, Sys PM)” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission.

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