Reports & Data

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People Served in 2022 in Berks
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Percentage of First Time Homeless in 2022
Percent of People with Exits to Permanent Housing

Reports & Data

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Point in Time Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of people experiencing homelessness who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally.

Housing Inventory Count

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 homeless at entry), categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.

System Performance Measures

The Department of Housing and Urban Development emphasizes viewing the local homeless response as a coordinated system instead of programs and funding sources that operate independently in a community. To facilitate this perspective, the federal government requires communities to measure their performance as a coordinated system, in addition to analyzing performance by specific projects or project types. Click on the reports below to view Reading/Berks County CoC's system performance measures reports.

Racial Disparity Analysis Reports

The CoC Analysis Tool: Race and Ethnicity draws on Point-In-Time Count and American Community Survey data to facilitate analysis of racial disparities among people experiencing homelessness. Such an analysis is a critical first step in identifying and changing racial and ethnic disparities in our systems and services.

CoC Performance Report

CoC Performance Profile Reports provide a snapshot of a CoC's performance in addressing homelessness using performance indicators such as the length of time persons have been homeless, returns to homelessness over time, and exits to permanent housing.

Forms and Publications

  • Berks County Fact Sheet
    • Quick facts on homelessness in Berks
  • Emergency Transfer Plan
    • This plan identifies tenants who are eligible for an emergency transfer, the documentation needed to request an emergency transfer, confidentiality protections, how an emergency transfer may occur, and guidance to tenants on safety and security. Effective May 8, 2023
  • VAWA HUD-5382
    • Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, and Alternate Documentation (Emergency Transfer Plan Form)
  • VAWA HUD-5383
    • Emergency Transfer Request for Certain Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking (Emergency Transfer Plan Form)
  • CoC Anti-Discrimination Policy
    • Statement against discrimination for all CoC agencies. Effective May 20, 2023.
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