Working Together for a Housed and Healthy Brevard.

What Data We Collect

Point-in-Time Count (PIT)

PIT counts are a critical source of data on the number and characteristics of people who are homeless in the United States. These data are used to measure homelessness on a local and national level and are published annually on the HUD Exchange. HUD defines a Point-in-Time Count as: “a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons carried out on one night in the last 10 calendar days of January.

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Housing Inventory Count (HIC)

The Housing Inventory Count is a point-in-time inventory of projects within a Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serving persons who are homeless. The project types that participate in the Housing Inventory Count are Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Rapid Rehousing, and Permanent Supportive Housing.

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Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA)

A critical aspect of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended, is a focus on viewing the local homeless response as a coordinated system of homeless assistance options as opposed to homeless assistance programs and funding sources that operate independently in a community. The Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) report, produced from a CoC’s Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) provides HUD and Continuums of Care (CoCs) with critical information about how people experiencing homelessness use their system of care. To view more information about the LSA, please visit HUD Exchange.

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System Performance Measures (SPMs)

HUD has established a set of selection criteria to use in awarding CoC funding that requires CoCs to report to HUD their system-level performance. The intent of these selection criteria is to encourage CoCs, in coordination with ESG Program recipients and all other homeless assistance stakeholders in the community, to regularly measure their progress in meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness in their community and to report this progress to HUD.

CoCs also play an integral role in Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) jurisdictions’ planning process. They are required to provide the jurisdiction with the information necessary to complete the Con Plan(s) for homeless assistance provided to persons within the CoC’s geographic area that fall within the Con Plan jurisdiction’s geographic area, including data on performance measures. HUD and the Brevard  CoC will use the system-level performance information as a competitive element in its annual CoC Program Competition and gauge the state of the homeless response system nationally.

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