2013 Point-in-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Reporting

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. These counts reveal the number of homeless persons in our shelters and on our streets at a single point-in-time. Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally.

This page contains official HUD guidance and information related to the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC).

Volunteer Information

Get Involved!

  • Visit the OneCPD Resource Exchange News section to learn how you can get involved in your local PIT Count.
  • View the Public Service Announcement presented by Cyndi Lauper in a joint effort by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the True Colors Fund's Forty to None Project.

CoCs and Grantees Information

Instructions and Guidance


Outreach Materials

Listserv Announcements

Receive HIC and PIT Listserv messages by joining the OneCPD Listserv. On the sign-up form, be sure to select "CoC" from the program list.

Previous Year PIT and HIC Data, Reports, and Guidance

Search for community data in HUD Population/Subpopulation reports and the Housing Inventory on the Homelessness Reports Page of the HRE.

View PIT and HIC Guidance from previous years: