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  • Creating training activities/events for PIT volunteers

  • Setting up PIT teams for the actual count; identify team captains and train them appropriately

  • Preparing survey and observation documents & maps

  • Creating system for gathering all the completed survey and observations forms from teams

  • Preparing final reports of PIT results, as needed and in concert with HMIS provider. 


 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Information

The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count: is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night/day in January. Continuums of Care (CoCs) conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens.

Housing Inventory Count (HIC) :  The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a CoC that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.

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