The annual Point-in-Time Survey takes place in late January each year. This year, the Maine Continuum of Care and the Portland Continuum of Care, with support from MaineHousing, will be conducting the Point-in-Time on the night of January 28th, 2015.
Outreach is a critical component of the Point-in-Time. We depend upon local efforts to organize teams of volunteers to seek out and connect with those who are not staying in regular shelters. They may be sleeping in their cars, camping out in the woods, or staying in other places that are not suitable for regular habitation.
These forms are provided to inform that effort and should be used by outreach groups when performing the count on that night.
Unsheltered Count Form for Night of Count– this form should be used for the street outreach piece of the PIT to count those persons who are staying in a place not meant for habitation.
Non-HMIS Participating Form – this form should be used by those emergency shelters, transitional housing projects, and safe havens who do not use the HMIS to record their client stays and who would like to have their clients included in the PIT count reported to HUD.
Observation Form – this form should only be used to record counts/characteristics when you cannot use the unsheltered count form.
These forms can be photocopied in color (color indicated on top of form) in order to distinguish between forms and make the data collection process easier. If you would prefer to have these forms copied in color and sent to you, please contact Kelly Watson at Maine Housing.