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2013 HIC & PIT Data Collection Requirements

October 02, 2012 Print ShareThis
In anticipation of the upcoming 2013 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count of homeless persons, HUD has published updated HIC and PIT guidance for Continuums of Care (CoCs). The updated guidance is outlined in the 2013 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of Homeless Persons: Data Collection Guidance.

CoCs are strongly encouraged to review the updated guidance, which provides information on how to prepare to successfully complete the upcoming HIC and PIT counts. As CoCs begin to organize and plan for these activities, staff should use it as a reference to ensure that they are capturing all of the required data. 

Changes to the 2013 HIC:
  • The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) Provider Program Type has been removed because HPRP ended on September 30, 2012.   
  • Rapid Re-housing (RRH) will be added as a new Provider Program Type due to the changes under ESG and CoC per the HEARTH Act. 
  • All provider programs with inventory that have been identified as “Under Development” will need to indicate whether or not the provider program is expected to begin operation within the next 12 months. 
Changes to the 2013 PIT:
  • CoCs will be required to report on the number of persons in each household type by one of the following age categories: under age 18, age 18 to 24, and over age 24. 
  • CoCs will be required to report both the number of one-child households and the number of multi-child households in the household type “Households with Only Children.” 
  • Unaccompanied youth will no longer be collected on the Subpopulation chart, as this information is now collected in the Populations chart. 
  • CoCs will be required to report on the number of female veterans. 
  • CoCs will be required to report on the number of sheltered and unsheltered persons in each of the subpopulation categories, except domestic violence, which will remain an optional subpopulation category.
  • CoCs will be required to report and explain the PIT counting methodologies used for sheltered counts (survey, HMIS extrapolation, other) and unsheltered counts (public place count, service-based count, observation, interview, sampling). This is similar to what is reported in the CoC application.
HUD encourages CoCs to engage their homeless assistance partners, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Runaway and Homeless Youth providers, Local Education Liaisons, and critical local agencies and service providers, to determine the most accurate count of homeless persons in your areas. HUD commends you for your great work and is grateful to be a partner with you in this critical effort.

Questions about the HIC, PIT, or unmet need?
All HIC, PIT, or unmet need questions should be submitted to the "HDX (PIT, HIC, AHAR, PULSE)" program/system on HUD HRE Virtual Help Desk.


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