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Data from this website is intended for HUD and community use only. Public data sets are available at www.hudexchange.info or by contacting the specific Continuum of Care.
Requests to make edits to HIC and/or PIT submitted data must be submitted through the Ask a Question page on HUD Exchange.
To submit your request, select HDX (PIT, HIC, AHAR, Pulse) for the Program/System under Your Details, then under Question Details, choose either HIC or PIT as the topic and subtopic. Please include a specific reason for your request in the question narrative.
The Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX)
The Homelessness Data Exchange is an on-line tool designed to allow Homeless Continuums
of Care to submit data to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for:
These reports are based primarily on data collected and maintained in Homeless Management
Information Systems (HMIS).
Users who are the designated contact for submitting their community data may login using their HDX.info account.
To view and test the HIC, PIT, and AHAR data collection screens, go to the
Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)
The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is a report to the U.S. Congress on the extent and nature of homelessness in America. The report is prepared by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and 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.
The Housing Inventory Count (HIC)
The Housing Inventory Count collects information about all of the beds and units in each Continuum of Care homeless system, categorized by Provider Project Types.
Point-in-Time Homeless Persons Count (PIT)
The Point-in-Time Counts provide counts of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night. Counts are provided by household type (individuals, families, and child-only households), and are further broken down by subpopulation categories, such as homeless veterans and people who are chronically homeless.