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Annual Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness in Vermont January 28-29, 2014. TRAINING GUIDE. Point in Time History. Since 2003, HUD has required all Continuums of Care ( CoC ) to collect local data on unsheltered homeless persons.

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point in time history
Point in Time History
  • Since 2003, HUD has required all Continuums of Care (CoC) to collect local data on unsheltered homeless persons.
  • Beginning in 2007, HUD standardized this data into the Point in Time (PIT).
  • VT: In 2006, the data collection form was created with input from the CoC. The data is entered in Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • Then a small group of CoC members trained agencies, organizations, and volunteers on the definitions, collection process, and the use of the data collected
why we do the point in time count
Why we do the Point in Time Count:
  • Ensure that all Vermonters, particularly low and moderate income persons, people with disabilities, homeless people, elders, families with children and others, have safe, adequate, physically accessible and affordable housing.
  • Promote the recognition of housing and services as a basic right for all Vermonters through education of the public and elected officials.
agency filling in the point in time form
Agency Filling In The Point-In-Time Form

Agency examples-

Bennington Police, St Albans Library, Dodge House,

Good Samaritan Haven, Brattleboro Drop-In Center, Lamoille Family Center, Middlebury College, Central Vermont Community Action,

Northeast Kingdom Community Action, Springfield Town Clerk,

Burlington Emergency Shelter


Where did you STAY LAST NIGHT? January 28, 2014.

(this applies to the entire household)

Town/City Vermont: __________ : Where the person stayed

Outside : Any place not meant for human habitation

Temporary stays with families/friends/other: couch surfing, a spare room, basement room, camper in their yard,

Emergency Shelter: Good Samaritan Haven, Circle, etc,..

AHS Emergency Motel Voucher or Motel/Hotel Charitable organization funded

Homeless Transitional Housing, youth, Domestic Violence, MIT for Homeless, Veterans, etc., (NAME) ___________

Motel/Hotel paid by household: Out of Pocket, or Other:_____________



HUD continues to include youth ages 18-24 in the 2014 homeless count.

Communities are strongly encouraged to coordinate with local homeless education liaisons and Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) service providers, as well as any service organizations that assist homeless children and youth, to get a comprehensive count.

Many homeless children and youth do not use homeless residential services, and thus, may not appear in databases; while others may be in unsheltered locations that are difficult to find during street counts. It may be helpful to recruit current or formerly homeless children and youth to assist in conducting the count, as they may be able to identify areas where homeless children and youth congregate, as well as assist in conducting interviews.

SCHOOLS: When counting homeless children, the entire household (adults and other children) needs to be included in the survey as a:

“Household with at least one adult and one child”


“Household with ONLY children”


UNSHELTERED night time count is conducted:

6:00PM (Tuesday, January 28th) to 6:00AM (Wednesday, January 29th)

Where is the household currently staying?

UNSHELTERED daytime count is conducted:

6:00AM to 6:00PM (Wednesday, January 29th)

Ask: “Where did you stay last night?”

SHELTERED homeless bed count includes:

6:00PM (Tuesday, January 28th) to 6:00AM (Wednesday, January 29th)

Which homelessprogram did they stay in?

*shelter, transitional housing for the homeless, motel voucher program, other.




Be Sure to Know Where to Turn in PIT Forms

Contacts for Local Coordinator can be located at the VCEH website (drop-down menu):


Addison: Ingrid Pixley, 89 Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753

Bennington: Sadie Fischesser, AHS Field Services, 200 Veterans Memorial Drive, Suite 6; Bennington, VT 05201 OR scan and email to  [email protected]

Chittenden: Meg Macauslenat CVOEO

Franklin/Grand Isle: Mariah Murphy, 107 Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans, VT 05478

Lamoille: Amy Perez CVCAC, PO Box 284, Randolph, VT 05060 OR scan and email to [email protected]

Northeast Kingdom: Kathy Metras or Jan Rossier

Orange/Windsor North: Sara Kobylenski or Lynn Boyle

Rutland: Deborah Hall, 46 Evelyn Street, Suite 201, Rutland, VT 05701

Washington: Rick DeAngelis, 58 East State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

Windham South: Josh Davis, PO Box 370/81 Royal Road, Brattleboro, VT 05302

Windsor South/Windham North: Pat Burke, 91 Buck Drive, Westminster, VT 05158


Get counted in the annual Vermont count of people who are homeless and help keep resources in our community!

If you are homeless on the night of Tuesday, January 28th, please call 2-1-1.

For more information:

  • Point-In-Time Instructions (see back of form)
  • Point-In-Time : “Users Guide”
  • Any questions contact:
  • Point-In-Time Instructions (see back of form)
  • Point-In-Time “USER’S GUIDE”
  • Any Questions:
  • PIT Local Community Contact
  • VT 211

“Are you familiar with 211”

Contact People with the Resources

Simply Dial “211”

A Program of United Ways of VT


*Please note: initials and unique identifying information of persons on PIT forms will remain confidential and not be included in any reports or publications. Data is guarded with strict security policies to protect privacy.

An individual’s decision to participate in the PIT will not affect the quality or quantity of services that they are eligible to receive from any service provider and will not be used to deny outreach, shelter, housing or services.