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CPD Memo: Availability of Waivers for the Biennial Point-in-Time Count of Unsheltered Homelessness


Date Published: January 2021


This memorandum explains the availability of waivers to the Continuum of Care (CoC) program’s biennial Point-in-Time (PIT) count of unsheltered homelessness requirements at 24 CFR 578.3, 24 CFR 578.7(c)(2), 24 CFR 578.7(c)(2)(i), and 24 CFR 578.7(c)(2)(iii). This memorandum also announces a simplified notification process for CoCs to use these waiver flexibilities.

This memorandum does not waive the requirement at 24 CFR 578.7(c)(2) for CoCs to conduct a biennial PIT count of sheltered homelessness and follow the PIT count requirements in Notice CPD-18-08 for sheltered homelessness. CoCs that are required to conduct a PIT count in FY 2021 and do not take advantage of the waivers provided in this memorandum must still conduct an FY 2021 PIT count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons and follow the requirements in Notice CPD-18-08.

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