PIT Count Sampling and Estimating Tools Now Available
Many Continuums of Care (CoCs) conduct their unsheltered Point-in-Time (PIT) counts by sampling parts of their jurisdiction and by using those samples to derive a full estimate of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The PIT Count Sampling and Estimating Tools will help CoCs to develop a sampling approach and to estimate a total count of people in their geographies who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness on the night of the PIT count.
The Unsheltered PIT Count Sampling resource page now includes the following resources:
- PIT Count Sampling Tool (XLSM): This tool helps CoCs use a sampling approach to estimate a total count of the number of people within their communities experiencing unsheltered homelessness on the night of the PIT count. This this tool is accompanied by the PIT Count Sampling Tool User Guide.
- PIT Count Estimating Tool (XLSM): This tool helps CoCs that already conducted the unsheltered PIT count, using a sampling approach, to estimate a total unsheltered PIT count. This tool is accompanied by the PIT Count Estimating Tool User Guide.
Note: This announcement includes macro-enabled Excel workbooks (.XLSM). After you download and open the macro-enabled file(s), you will see a warning message in yellow at the top of the workbook warning you about the macros. You must click "Enable content" to allow the file to function properly. Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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