Many communities chose to conduct both sheltered and unsheltered Point-in-Time (PIT) counts earlier this year. This is very exciting and should be a valuable resource as you think about local progress in serving persons experiencing homelessness. HUD has also received several indications that Continuums of Care (CoCs) are striving to improve their PIT counts. Stories of increased planning and greater collaboration abound. HUD commends you for your efforts and looks forward to seeing the results of your great work.
HUD’s Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) web portal is now open for Continuums of Care (CoCs) to submit their 2016 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count data. HUD is opening the HDX earlier this year in response to many CoCs that requested the ability to begin entering their data into HDX earlier than in the past. CoCs should review the 2016 Housing Inventory Count and Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons: Data Submission Guidance for information on how to submit their 2016 HIC and PIT count data in HDX. CoCs must submit their 2016 HIC and PIT count data by Monday, May 2, 2016, 7:59:59 PM EDT.
Submitting the HIC and the PIT data in HDX is a two-step process, and both steps must be completed by the submission deadline.
- HIC data must be submitted via the HIC Reporting Status page.
- PIT data must be submitted via the PIT Reporting Status page.
For more information about the HIC and PIT, visit the PIT and HIC Guides, Tools, and Webinars page. If you have questions regarding this listserv, please submit your questions to the HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the 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.