Annual Point In Time (PIT) Count

Under Section 578.7 of the CoC Program interim rule, CoCs must plan and conduct, at least biennially, a Point-in-Time Count of homeless persons within the geographic area. Section 578.3 of the CoC Program interim rule defines Point-in-Time Count as a “count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons carried out on one night in the last 10 calendar days of January or at such other time as required by HUD.” CoCs are required to conduct a PIT count at least
biennially during the last 10 days of January.  CoCs must ensure that their count estimate accurately reflects what they believe to be the entire sheltered and unsheltered population for the CoC’s entire geographic area.

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