HUD has published additional resources to assist communities with preparation for and implementation of the 2017 Point-in-Time (PIT) count. These tools are optional but they are designed to provide insight and assistance to help communities to conduct the most accurate PIT count possible.
Model PIT Count Surveys: In order to help communities better collect data during the PIT count, HUD published updated model surveys that reflect changes in the PIT Count reporting requirements since 2015. These surveys reflect the input of leading survey and homeless methodology experts.
PIT Count Extrapolation Tool: This tool can assist Continuums of Care (CoCs) in extrapolating gender, ethnicity, and race information within each household category for people for whom the CoC was not able to collect this information.
Update PIT Count FAQs: HUD has added and revised existing FAQs for conducting the PIT Count. These are available on HUD Exchange.
Veterans HIC/PIT Count Guidance Tool: This tool aims to foster a better understanding between homeless CoC and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) staff in their local Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and PIT Count roles, provide basic guidance on what projects and persons should be included, and help readers to learn about how veterans' HIC and PIT Count data is reported.