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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 2021 Unsheltered and Sheltered Point-in-Time Count for Colorado's Balance of State Continuum of Care will take place on Tuesday January 26th, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there are some caveats to the Unsheltered Count that regions in the Colorado Balance of State will be making decisions on. See Point-in-Time (PIT) Sheltered and Unsheltered Count Process dropdown below for further information.

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.)