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What is a geocode and how do I report geocodes in the HIC?

Date Published: May 2010

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A geocode is the 6-digit number that corresponds to a particular geographic location within a Continuum of Care (CoC). Most CoCs have multiple geographic areas and therefore multiple geocodes. An updated list of all HUD geocodes is provided annually.

Each facility in the HIC should have only one geocode listed in the 'Geocode' field of the HIC. The geocode indicates the geographic location of the (physical) facility where housing is provided. The geocode used should be associated with the county geocode if there is no geocode available for the city in which a facility is located. Accordingly, as a first step, CoCs should check the list of geocodes to determine if a geocode is available for the city in which a facility is located. Geocodes are updated annually and posted on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.

Programs providing scattered-site housing located in different geographic areas should list the geocode where the majority of beds are physically located.


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