Each year, Continua of Care across the country conduct counts of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons.  In addition to providing much needed data on the local level, these counts, commonly referred to as Point-in-Time Counts, also help the Department of Housing and Urban Development to keep track of national trends in the homeless population.

Next Point-in-Time Count

Our 2018 PIT was on January 24th and we are now compiling all the data we have collected. Check back soon for the results of the count. For volunteer information and service provider updates, information, and documentation on the next Point-in-Time Count, please see below.

For Service Providers

CoC PIT Coordinator's Contact Information

If you have questions regarding the Point-in-Time Count, please use your CoC’s Point-in-Time Count contact information below.  If you have a technical question about information or content on this website, please contact [email protected].

Balance of State Continuum of Care

Heidi Petzold
Program Administrator
Bureau of Homeless & Housing Services
State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services
P: 603-271-9192
F: 603-271-5139
[email protected]

Greater Nashua Continuum of Care

Miles Pendry
IT Director, Harbor Homes, Inc. / HMIS Administration
603-882-3616 ext 1104
[email protected]

Manchester Continuum of Care

Mark Stokes and Kati Ripaldi
Families in Transition
[email protected]
603-641-9441 ext 201

Instructional Documents and Surveys

What Surveys Should I Use?

All non-housing programs or agencies should use the General Intakes survey.  Outreach workers or agencies that cannot use the General Intakes survey for technological reasons may download the Paper Survey.

The following type of housing programs should fill out the RRH-PSH Survey:

  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Rapid Re-housing

The following type of housing programs should fill out the ES-TH-SH Survey:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Transitional Housing
  • Safe Haven

If you are still unsure of which survey to use, please contact your Continuum of Care’s Point-in-Time Count Coordinator.

Volunteer Opportunities

While the sheltered homeless population count is largely conducted by service providers in the city, conducting a successful count of the unsheltered homeless requires the help of concerned citizens and volunteers.

Anyone interested in volunteering should note that the event takes place within the last 10 days of January (as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development) and runs between 2AM-6AM. Volunteers are grouped with and led by experienced outreach workers to walk/drive assigned areas of the city and count any homeless persons that they see. Volunteers are recruited between late-November until the week before the event. Detailed information is provided throughout the planning stages of the count and training is provided on the morning of the event. If you would like to volunteer or donate, please email [email protected].

Results

For the most recent Point-in-Time Count data, please visit our Research and Reports page. For data from other geographic Point-in-Time Counts, please visit the Federal Homeless Resource Exchange website