The City of New Bedford has conducted its annual “Point In Time” (PIT) count that creates a census of those individuals and families experiencing homelessness within the city, both sheltered (living in emergency or transitional housing) and unsheltered (on the streets/in places not meant for human habitation). Concurrent with that is the development of the city’s “Housing Inventory Count” (HIC) that provides an inventory of specific emergency, transitional and permanent housing opportunities for those experiencing homelessness in New Bedford.
This is a big operation and requires a lot of effort and many hands. The results from the 2020 PIT are submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) each year and they provide the local HSPN with important information about homelessness at a given time.
Checkout the powerpoint presentation available here: PIT and HIC 2020 PRESENTATION.
For a snapshot look at some 2020 data, take a look at this year’s infographic available here: PIT and HIC 2020 INFOGRAPHIC.