Date Published: December 2014
Cots, floor mats, spaces and other types of accommodations that are often available when demand is highest (e.g., the coldest nights of the year) but are not part of the stable, seasonal bed inventory should be counted as overflow beds. Accordingly, these types of accommodations should be reported in the ’Overflow Beds' field of the HIC. CoCs with overflow beds should report the total number of overflow beds that were available for occupancy on the night of the inventory count. If there is no fixed number of overflow beds, CoCs may instead report the number of overflow beds that were occupied on the night of the inventory count.