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2019 Point in Time Count of Homeless Persons:  
The Importance of Including Survivors
in the Count


The Point In Time Count – which occurs during the last ten days of January – is here and we would like to encourage DV programs and local Continuum of Care to work together to ensure survivors are included in this year’s count.

What is it?  The Point in Time (PIT) Count is a census-like count of all people experiencing homelessness within a geographic area and it is designed to provide a snapshot of everyone experiencing homelessness on a given day.

Why is it important?  Including survivors in the count enable communities to demonstrate the need for housing for survivors and their families, identify gaps in supports and services, enhance outreach and engagement strategies and justify securing additional resources. 

Guidance has been developed to inform domestic violence services providers and CoCs about the importance of including individuals and families fleeing domestic violence in the PIT count.  Resources include:

Check out the HUD Exchange for links to these helpful resources.

If you have particular questions regarding your community’s PIT count, please reach out to your local CoC.  To locate the contact person for your local CoC, click here.

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Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
 
The Consortium, launched in 2015, provides training, technical assistance, and resource development at the critical intersection of homelessness and domestic violence and sexual assault. Funded by a partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Consortium supports a TA Team of four national organizations: Collaborative Solutions, the National Alliance for Safe Housing, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. The Consortium works collaboratively to improve policies and practices that strengthen efforts to build safe and supportive housing options for domestic and sexual violence survivors.
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This project is sponsored under awards from the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office on Violence Against Women and the Office for Victims of Crime at the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The interagency collaboration established this domestic violence and housing technical assistance consortium to provide national domestic violence and housing training and resource development.






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