Housing Inventory (HIC) Information

Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Programs Housing Inventory Count Reports provide a snapshot of a CoC’s HIC, an inventory of housing conducted annually during the last ten days in January, and are available at the national and state level, as well as for each CoC. The reports tally the number of beds and units available on the night designated for the count by program type, and include beds dedicated to serve persons who are homeless as well as persons in Permanent Supportive Housing

Point-In-Time (PIT) Information

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter and transitional housing on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). 

PIT data can provide insight into a community’s homeless population and service gaps. It provides a “snap shot” of what homelessness looks like on a single night in your community.

Because of the TX BoS CoC’s large geography, we depend on communities to volunteer to perform a PIT Count to collect data. Different communities choose to participate each year, so there may be different communities in each year’s data set. We can’t provide data on communities who don’t perform a count. If you don’t see your community listed, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

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