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Description of the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count and Methodology Guide

What is the Point-in-Time (PIT) count?

  • HUD-mandated count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness

Why do we complete a PIT count?

  • To track national progress toward ending homelessness
  • To assist in local system planning

What is included in the PIT Count Methodology Guide?

  • Overview of PIT count minimum standards and data collection requirements
  • Step-by-step guidance for developing PIT count data collection processes that fit your community
  • Tips on planning and conducting your PIT count

All CoCs are required to review HUD standards and methodologies found in the PIT Count Methodology Guide, even if they have well-established methodologies, in order to ensure understanding and compliance with HUD’s minimum standards.

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Visit HUDExchange.info for more information on PIT counts and to access resources:

  • HUD’s Annual Notice for Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) Data Collection for Continuum of Care (CoC) Program and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program provides official HUD requirements for the year’s PIT count.
  • The PIT Count Methodology Guide includes 14 minimum standards for conducting PIT counts, as well as recommendations for methodologies for sheltered and unsheltered counts

Purpose and Overview of PIT Count Online Training

Target Audience

This training is intended for anyone involved in planning and executing the PIT count.

This includes:

  • CoC collaborative applicant
  • HMIS lead
  • Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) jurisdictions
  • Other CoC members
  • Local stakeholders involved in planning and executing the PIT count

Use and Limitations of Online Training

Participants can expect to gain an understanding of key concepts after completing this training.

These include:

  • HUD’s PIT count minimum standards
  • Approved methodologies for conducting sheltered and unsheltered PIT counts

The online training is not intended to replace a thorough review of the PIT Count Methodology Guide.

Training Overview

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Return to the HUD Exchange PIT Count Page.

The header of the training includes a "Point-in-Time Count Standards and Methodologies Training" logo
This graphic shows a screenshot of the HUD Exchange homepage.

The footer of the training depicts the logo for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Community Planning and Developmen

The header of the training includes a "Point-in-Time Count Standards and Methodologies Training" logo
This graphic shows a screenshot of the HUD Exchange homepage.