Point In Time (PIT)

Annual count and survey of unsheltered and sheltered homeless persons.  This year the PIT date is January 24, 2024.
  • Conducted on a single night in January, typically the 4th Wednesday. 
  • Every community nationwide participates in the count.
  • The unsheltered and sheltered count will continue as normal for 2023 in your state. 
The following information is for agencies that are required to participate in the count and enter their projects into the HMIS.
Categorized by three Program Types
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Transitional Housing
  • Safe Haven - There are no HUD defined Safe Haven project types in Vermont

Housing Inventory Chart (HIC)

A point-in-time 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, were homeless at entry, per the HUD homeless definition 
Categorized by six Program Types:
  • Emergency Shelter 
  • Transitional Housing
  • Rapid Re-housing
  • Safe Haven
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Other Permanent Housing

Timelines and Due Dates

2024 Point In Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Chart (HIC) has a very tight and strict timeline. The PIT and HIC need to be submitted to HUD by the end of March 2024. 

Due dates are in  BOLD.

HMIS Timeline

Point In Time (PIT)

  • Thursday January 25, 2024 –  Agencies will receive PIT reports 
  • Thursday February 1, 2024 – All data should be entered into HMIS 
  • Thursday February 8, 2024 – Have confirmed and accurate PIT report 

Non HMIS Timeline

Point In Time (PIT)

  • Thursday January 25, 2024 – Start collecting data and can start to enter into the Google Forms 
  • Thursday February 1, 2024 – All data should collected and ready to be entered into the Google Forms 
  • Thursday February 8, 2024 – All data should be entered into the Google Forms 

Housing Inventory Chart (HIC)

  • Monday February 12, 2024 – Agencies will receive HIC reports
  • Friday February 16, 2024 – All data should be entered into HMIS 
  • Friday February 23, 2024 – Have confirmed and accurate HIC report 

Housing Inventory Chart (HIC)

The Bureau of Housing Services will reach out to agencies who do not enter their housing projects into HMIS to gather the required data needed for the HIC.

All agencies will also receive an email from ICA staff to gather program information to confirm things like; funding source, bed numbers, address, start dates, etc. This information is gather each year to make sure that the CoC is reporting the most accurate program information.

In March 2024 ICA and BHS will be gathering all the data from the different data sources - HMIS, Google Forms and DV Data documents, to create the combined PIT data that is needed to submit to HUD for each HUD CoC. HIC reports and the PIT data will be used to populate the HIC portion of the required data submission to HUD. 

Warning and Errors in the HUD database will be addressed during this time as well.

Please be aware that ICA staff may be contacting you to ask questions to help with this work. We will also have limited available time to schedule calls with providers in order to get all this work done.


HMIS Resources

Non HMIS Resources

Live Google Forms




DEMO Google Forms


DEMO Unsheltered Google Forms

DEMO Sheltered Google Forms 

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