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 has been the case since the 2023 PIT Count, the HSPN’s Executive Committee voted to continue using the methodology of a city wide count conducted by the city’s professional Street Outreach Team through member agency Steppingstone. The Street Outreach Team did an outstanding job once again in 2023 and the Continuum is grateful.
The results from the 2023 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.
Several different options for considering the data exist:
PIT HIC.2023 PRESENTATION 2023 PowerPoint presentation that includes statistics, trending and take-aways.
PIT HIC TAKE AWAYS.2023 A two page bullet list highlighting major take-aways from the 2023 count.
PIT 2023 INFOGRAPHIC A one page infographic highlighting facts and figures from the 2022 PIT and HIC.