2022 Point-in-Time Count Notice and Upcoming Office Hours – November 23, 2021 – 2:00 PM EST
This information was originally distributed via HUD.gov. HUD Exchange is redistributing the information for awareness.
HUD has updated the Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Notice in preparation for the 2022 count. The HIC and PIT count provide important context for the services you have provided to protect people experiencing homelessness. With over 40 percent of Continuums of Care (CoCs) opting to not count in 2021 and nearly 20 percent doing only a partial count, it is critical that CoCs conduct a full count this year.
HUD recognizes that the pandemic is not over. HUD worked with its partners in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Healthcare for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) to update safety information available on the Point-In-Time (PIT) Count page on HUD.gov.
The information reminds us that the PIT count can be planned and conducted safely and can help people living on the street today. While HUD will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, it does not plan on granting exceptions to the PIT count. CoCs should be preparing to count. CoCs that received an exception last year should note that the exception only applied to 2021 and should expect to meet the regulatory requirement of conducting a full count at least every other year if they did not count in 2021.
To prepare for your upcoming count, HUD will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST to talk through the Notice and answer any questions that CoCs may have.
CoCs may register in advance or join at the time of the event.
Please note: When entering your details to join the event, the event password – “HUD456”– will auto-fill. The password should not be edited, and if the password does not appear or is accidentally deleted, please enter “HUD456” for the event password to join the Office Hours.
- Sampling Resources: Additionally, HUD worked with technical assistance providers to create new sampling resources to help CoCs setup and implement effective sampling strategies.
- Other Resources: To view more technical assistance resources please visit PIT and HIC Guides, Tools, and Webinars.
If your organization, including Tribes or Tribally-Designated Housing Entities, have questions about planning for or implementing the HIC or PIT count please submit them to HICPITCount@hud.gov. If you have technical questions about technical assistance tools to assist communities with their HIC or PIT counts or how to submit your data in HDX, please submit them via the Ask A Question (AAQ) page on the HUD Exchange. To submit a question to the HDX AAQ portal, select “HDX Homelessness Data Exchange (including AHAR, HIC, LSA, PDX, PIT, Stella, Sys PM)” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission.
SNAPS Mailing List Subscription
SNAPS is now using two different listservs to communicate competition and program updates:
- Subscribe to the HUD.gov listserv for information developed by HUD/SNAPS regarding the CoC program, ESG program, YHDP, Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) developed by SNAPS, and any other information related to SNAPS programs and the work to end homelessness.
- Subscribe to the HUD Exchange listserv for information and guidance produced by HUD technical assistance providers regarding SNAPS programs.
SNAPS grantees and interested stakeholders should consider subscribing both to the HUD Exchange mailing list and HUD.gov mailing lists. Please communicate this information to your homeless organizations, local government contacts, and other interested stakeholders.