2018 HIC and Sheltered PIT

The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) collects information about all of the beds and units in each Continuum of Care homeless system, categorized by Program Type. Only beds dedicated to serve homeless clients should be counted on the HIC.

The Point-in-Time Count (PIT) provides a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons. The PIT includes population data (number of households and persons), as well as subpopulation data (number of chronically homeless clients, clients with a mental illness, etc).

Important Dates

  • Orange County will be conducting the HIC and PIT counts on January 26, 2018. (HUD’s requirement is that it be conducted on one day during the last 10 days in January 2018).
  • HIC and PIT training webinars will be conducted on January 17th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm and January 18th from 10:00am to 12:00pm .
  • All data through January 26, 2018 should be entered into HMIS or the agency’s comparable database by February 1, 2018 to ensure data is accurate for the sheltered PIT count.
  • Open office sessions are scheduled for the first two weeks of February for anyone interested in one-on-one help to complete the HIC and PIT surveys. To register for a session, please visit our calendar.
  • Revision open office sessions will be scheduled for the week of March 5th for anyone interested in one-on-one help finalizing their HIC and PIT surveys for submission to HUD. RSVP by March 2nd to schedule a meeting.

HIC and PIT Forms

 2018 HIC Cover Sheet – This form requires a wet signature from the ED at your agency, and must be submitted with the HIC Answer Form.

 2017 HIC – Use this document to answer question 54 on the HIC Answer Form.

2018 PIT Cover Sheet – This form requires a wet signature from the ED at your agency, and must be submitted with the PIT Answer Form or PIT reports.

HIC and PIT Resources

2018 HIC-PIT Data Collection Notice

 2018 HIC-Sheltered PIT Training Slides – (Available January 17th) Use this document to answer questions on the HIC and PIT forms.

2018 HIC-Sheltered PIT Training Webinar – (Available January 17th)

Important Changes to HIC and PIT Requirements in 2018 (excerpt from 2018 HIC-PIT Data Collection Notice)

Applicable HIC Changes

  1. The 2017 Data Standards funding sources were updated to include VA-funded Contract Residential Services (CRS), which is a consolidation of the former Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Emergency Housing and Residential Treatment Programs. This Notice has been updated to reflect that change.

Applicable PIT Changes

  1. Consistent with the updated 2017 HMIS Data Dictionary, HUD changed the “Don’t identify as male, female, or transgender” gender response option to “Gender Non-Conforming (i.e. not exclusively male or female).”
  2. HUD is requiring that data reported on survivors of domestic violence should be limited to reporting on those who are currently experiencing homelessness because they are fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, as opposed to reporting on survivors who have ever experienced these circumstances.
  3. CoCs are now required to report the number of children of parenting youth families where the parent is under 18 separate from the children of parenting youth families where the parent is aged 18 to 24.