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CoC: Point-In-Time Page


Every winter, the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) leads the Point-in-Time Count for Nashville. Teams are assembled and divided among Davidson County to count the number of literally homeless individuals on one given night in January.

2016 Resources

2016 Point-in-Time Count_First Lady

Trend & 2016 Breakdown Visual Data

HUD Exchange: PIT and HIC Guides, Tools and Webinars


*20 Agency Partners

*Over 100 Volunteers, Agency Representatives and Outreach Specialists

*526 Square Miles Covered


CoC Resources Address could Address 30% of Total Need Identified during 2016 PIT

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally. The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.


2015 Point-In-Time Data

2015 Dashbboards of Nashville PIT and HIC





2015 & 2016: Statewide Data

Tennessee has (10) Continuums of Care that conduct annual or biennial PIT counts. To understand more about the counting criteria, please visit HUD’s page below:

HUD EXCHANGE: Chronic Homelessness




*This information was provided by the State Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services’ Office of Housing and Homeless Services.