HUD Update to HIC and PIT Count Data Collection and Reporting Deadlines

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Update to HIC and PIT Count Data Collection and Reporting Deadlines
HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) wants to thank you for your efforts to ensure people experiencing homelessness are as safe as possible during the COVID-19 epidemic. Their safety, as well as the safety of you and your staff, are our top priorities. In an effort to provide relief, we are announcing an extension to the 2020 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count timeline from April 30, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Although the timeline is extended, we encourage you to submit whenever you are ready. The current data collection timeline is below.

Annual Reporting Submission Calendar

System-wide Report Open Date Completion Date
2020 HIC and PIT Count Data Submission in HDX 1.0 March 9, 2020 June 30, 2020 (Updated)
FY 2019 LSA Preparatory Work with HMIS Software Providers Early March 2020 June 2020
FY 2019 LSA Submission in HDX 2.0 Early July 2020 Early August 2020
FY 2019 LSA Data Cleaning and Confirmation in HDX 2.0 Early August 2020 Early September 2020

Additionally, HUD is extending the Coordinated Entry data element programming in Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) and data collection start date to October 1, 2020, with the first reports with this data due on October 1, 2021. However, HUD encourages Continuums of Care (CoCs) to continue to focus on full implementation of the coordinated entry data collection as issues with the COVID-19 response calm down. Thank you for your tireless efforts.


If you have any questions about the HIC or PIT count data submissions process, please visit the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal.
To submit a question to the HDX AAQ portal, select “HDX Homelessness Data Exchange (including AHAR, HIC, LSA, PDX, PIT, Stella, Sys PM)” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

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