Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Reports
What is in this report
The HIC includes summary tables of the total number of housing programs, units, and beds available (and in use) on one night in January for people experiencing homelessness.
The HIC includes all emergency shelter types, transitional housing, host homes for homeless youth, rapid rehousing programs, and permanent supportive housing in the region, whether or not the program uses the statewide data system HMIS. Program use of federal funds and designation of resources for military veterans, youth, or victims/survivors of domestic violence is also noted.
How to understand this report
Each year, on the same night as the Point in Time Count, the CoC conducts an inventory of all housing designated for people experiencing homelessness (HUD CoC requirement). When combined with the Point in Time Count, the Housing Inventory Count provides a snapshot of utilization and capacity within the region's homeless response system.
Housing inventory may change from year to year due to many factors. Bed and unit totals are the best estimates by housing provider staff, funders, HMIS staff, and CoC staff to report the average number available at any one night during the year.
Due to reporting limitations in the HUD system, multi-county projects may only appear to be located in one county (or geographic code) within HUD-produced reports. In the CoC version of the report, efforts are made to more accurately reflect geographic distribution of housing resources.