Point-in-Time (PIT), Housing Inventory Count (HIC), and Project Homeless Connect (PHC)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires the collection of Point-in-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) data for one night each year to assist in measuring the extent of homelessness within Alaska. This data is later used to advocate for federal and state funding to assist Alaska’s homeless. In addition, this data has been a useful tool for housing planning activities in local communities.

Communities throughout the state also hosting a Project Homeless Connect (PHC) at the same time which is a one-day event to provide housing and services in a convenient one-stop model directly to individuals experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness.

Point-in-Time Count 2020

On January 28th from 6PM-10PM Anchorage will be conducting the annual PIT Count to count sheltered and unsheltered individuals who are experiencing homelessness. We are still looking for volunteers and hope you will consider getting involved!

Volunteers will be in groups of 5-10 assigned to a certain area of town with an experienced team lead. This is an outdoor event that will require volunteers to be able to stay outside for a few hours, be able to walk some distance and to interact with individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

Volunteers are required to attend one of the two training sessions before the event to be able to participate. Training sessions will be held on the following dates:

You can find more information on the United Way-Be The Change 907 website at http://www.bethechange907.org/need/detail/?need_id=484029