The Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) is an on-line tool designed to allow Continuums of Care to submit data to HUD for:
The Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) is a critical resource for collecting and compiling data that can be used for these reports.
Users who are the designated contact for submitting their community data may login using their HMIS.info account.
To view and test the Housing Inventory Count (HIC), Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, and Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) data collection screens, visit the HDX Sandbox.
The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within your Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless. The HIC is categorized by five Program Types.
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count refers to a sheltered and unsheltered count of homeless persons. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). Counts are based on:
Counts are further broken down into subpopulation categories including counts of persons who are chronically homeless, persons with severe mental illness, chronic substance abusers, veterans, persons with HIV/AIDS, and victims of domestic violence.
The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is a report to the U.S. Congress on the extent and nature of homelessness in America. The report is prepared by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and provides nationwide estimates of homelessness, including information about the demographic characteristics of homeless persons, service use patterns, and the capacity to house homeless persons. The report is based primarily on Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data about persons who experience homelessness during a 12-month period.