The 2021 Maine Continuum of Care Point-in-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Reports have been successfully submitted to HUD’s Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX).
HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual Point-in-Time count of people experiencing homelessness who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night in January. The Maine PIT was conducted on January 26, 2021.
Continuums of Care must also conduct a count of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness every other year. However, the Maine Continuum of Care requested and was granted a waiver regarding the Unsheltered portion of the PIT Count for 2021 to avoid the risk to both our volunteers and those they would have been surveying to possible exposure to COVID-19.
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 people experiencing homelessness (and, for permanent housing projects, where homelessness at entry, per the HUD homeless definition, is an eligibility criteria). The HIC is categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.
Below are the 2021 MCOC Reports, as generated by the HUD HDX. The PIT Reports have been converted to PDF and formatted to each fit on one page. The HIC is an Excel file to allow for easier sorting and calculating – we advice against printing this as it is very large. If you have any questions about this information, please contact