Considerations Due to COVID-19

As we approach the upcoming 2021 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count, we continue to face the harmful effects of COVID-19. Communities have each addressed the pandemic with solutions and varying priorities. It is crucial for us to understand some basic information about who is experiencing homelessness, while balancing the need to protect those who are most vulnerable and the people that serve them.

Due to the challenges created by COVID-19, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) knows that the unsheltered count will not resemble unsheltered PIT counts of the past. The purpose of an unsheltered PIT count is to have information about how the unsheltered PIT count has been impacted by COVID-19. HUD believes this will be valuable for Continuums of Care (CoCs) and for national partners to understand how homelessness has generally changed and what additional efforts or resources may be needed. HUD recognizes that this data will not be comparable to past counts – however, it will provide information about whether unsheltered homelessness has increased and decreased in different types of communities.



Broward-Safety First
  • Dates extended to March 20-30

  • Timeframe extended from 2 days to 10 days

  • Hiring Surveyors, instead of recruiting volunteers

  • Shortened survey to ensure less interaction between individuals

  • Use of PPE

  • Distributing PPE to those experiencing homelessness

  • No PIT Count Surveyor shirts