What is the Point-in-Time Count?

 Reports and DAta

Other Reports

HIC (Housing Inventory Chart) Reports

PIT Reports

Coordinated Entry Reports 

​​​​Commission on Homelessness FOR Volusia & Flagler Counties (FL-504 CoC)

     A Point-in-Time (PIT) count takes place during a 24-hour period during which volunteers are sent into the community with surveys ready to be filled out by every homeless person that is encountered. These surveys are then combined with data taken from the HMIS database amounting to what is essentially an area census on homelessness.

     The count is conducted in January, occurs annually, and is spearheaded by an area’s
Continuum of Care (CoC). Data showing the amount of beds available for the homeless at the time of the count and how many are being used is included in the PIT count; this is known as the Housing Inventory Chart (HIC). Data gathered during the PIT count is submitted to HUD in conjunction with other counts from other CoCs conducted during the same 24-hour period, combining to form the nation’s official statistics on homelessness.