Reports & Data

Point-in-Time Count (PIT)

The Point-in-Time Count provides communities with data needed to understand the number and characteristics of persons who are homeless on a single night. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandates an annual PIT during the last 10 days of January.

The PIT only counts people who are literally homeless according to HUD's definition.

  • Sheltered: People who are at emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, or transitional housing, including domestic violence and hotel/motel paid by an agency on the night of the PIT.
  • Unsheltered: People who are living in a place not meant for human habitation, such as a car, park, abandoned building, sidewalk, bus/train station, etc.

Balance of State PIT | Lincoln PIT | PIT Resources for Agencies

Housing Inventory Count (HIC)

The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless, categorized by five program types:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Transitional Housing
  • Rapid Re-housing
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Safe Haven

Balance of State HIC | Lincoln HIC

Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)

The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is a HUD report to the U.S. Congress that provides nationwide estimates of homelessness, including information about the demographic characteristics of homeless persons, service use patterns, and the capacity to house homeless persons. The report is based primarily on Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data about persons who experience homelessness during a 12-month period. (Source: HUD Exchange AHAR Reports)

Balance of State AHAR | Lincoln AHAR

System Performance Measures

A critical aspect of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a focus on viewing the local homeless response as a coordinated system. HUD uses System Performance Measures data in its annual CoC Program Competition and to gauge the state of the homelessness response system nationally. Requiring system-level performance information encourages Continuums of Care, in coordination with Emergency Solutions Grant Program recipients and all other homeless assistance stakeholders in the community, to regularly measure their progress in meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness.

System Performance Measures:  Balance of State | Lincoln

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