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Point-in-Time (PIT) Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness that HUD requires each Continuum of Care (CoC) nationwide to conduct on one night in the last 10 days of January each year. The Colorado Balance of State Continuum of Care conducts a sheltered count every year and both a sheltered and unsheltered count every odd year; in accordance with HUD's PIT Count Methodology Guide

The 2023 Point-in-Time Count and Housing Inventory Count for the Balance of State Continuum of Care is currently being planned. Please return the second week of November for further information on next steps!

If you're in any of the counties outlined in non-gray colors below, you're in a BoS CoC County! Please contact Shawn Hayes if you're interested in participating in the 2023 Point-in-Time Count.

Map of Colorado, the Balance of State Continuum of Care counties highlighted in different colors. 10 geographic regions.
Colorado's Balance of State Continuum of Care separated into Regions















Housing Inventory Count (HIC)

The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a inventory of provider programs within a Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve people experiencing homelessness (and, for permanent housing projects, where homeless at entry, per the HUD homeless definition), categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.

For more information on the Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and to add your shelter and/or housing project (even if you receive no government/other funding), scroll to and expand the "Housing Inventory Count (HIC)" tab below. 

*Click the + to the left of the text below in order to expand! (Please note, the "PIT Count Training Content, Survey Forms, and Support Documents" dropdown is now combined in to one.)