HUD sponsored

Point-in-Time Count Methodology Office Hours: April 2018


April 26, 2018 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT



The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been striving over time to shift the emphasis on the annual Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count from ramping up what data are collected to focusing on how data are collected. Holding regular PIT Count Office Hours moving forward is one way in which HUD hopes to continue to engage communities on their PIT count data collection and analysis processes.

During this inaugural PIT Count Office Hours session, all communities were invited to participate in discussion related to implementing the PIT count that was broken into two parts:

  1. The call opened with a focused discussion on data extrapolation – either to determine the total number of people experiencing homelessness within a given area, or to determine the characteristics of homeless people in a Continuum of Care (CoC) when communities don't have access to complete data.
  2. The second half of the call was an open forum for PIT count questions and answers. During this time, communities were invited to voice any question about implementing PIT counts.

Please note:

  • This PIT Count Office Hours call contained no visual slide show or presentation, so the recording is just audio with no visual components.
  • The first minute of the introduction was cut off from the recording, but all information that was spoken aloud during that introduction is contained in the description above. The first words you should hear upon listening to this recording are from HUD's William Snow, saying: "I promise that I don't have an answer for everything, so be prepared for us at times to say, 'I don't know,' or, 'I think this is how it should go...' "

Presenter: William Snow (HUD), Meghan Henry (Abt Associates), and Aubrey Sitler (Abt Associates).