The City of New Bedford has completed its annual “Point In Time” (PIT) count creating 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 has been 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.
As was the case in 2021, the methodology used in undertaking the PIT was modified by a vote of the HSPN’s Executive Committee in order to account for the persistent challenges of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Among the changes — the count date was shifted one month to February 23/24th in light of the January 2022 surge. Additionally, the city’s professional Street Outreach Team through member agency Steppingstone did an outstanding job and to whom the Continuum is grateful.
The results from the 2022 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.
This year there are several different options for considering the data:
2022 PIT HIC DETAILED PRESENTATION Full 2022 PowerPoint presentation that includes a detailed look at the Count’s methodology, purpose and data results.
2022 PIT HIC SNAPSHOT Brief PowerPoint presentation highlighting several major take-aways from the 2022 count.
2022 PIT HIC INFOGRAPHIC A one page infographic highlighting facts and figures from the 2022 PIT and HIC.