Notice for Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Data Collection for Continuum of Care (CoC) Program and the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program
This HUD Notice informs Continuums of Care (CoCs), or eligible entities intending to form a CoC (including Tribes and Tribally-Designated Housing Entities), of the information that must be collected to successfully complete the Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count for 2022 and future counts this Notice applies to. This Notice is being published under the authority of 24 CFR 578.7(c)(2)(iii) and creates additional requirements for the PIT counts. The Notice also provides further guidance on how to complete the HIC. The HIC and PIT data play a critical role in the CoC Program Competition and HUD will continue to emphasize through its scoring the significance of the data reported as well as the process for the data collection. However, HUD deems most important the quality and accuracy of the count as opposed to merely the size of the count. As CoCs begin to organize and plan these activities, CoC staff should review this Notice and use it as a reference to ensure that CoCs are capturing all of the information HUD requires.