Introduction to Homelessness Point-in-Time Counts

Homelessness Point-in-Time Counts can be used to conduct point-in-time counts of sheltered and unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness.

The solution allows you to rapidly conduct counts of persons experiencing homelessness who are sheltered in transitional housing, emergency shelters, and safe havens. Communities that meet the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Continuum of Care requirements can increase homelessness service capability and funding. Using field apps and location-based information to conduct point-in-time counts helps these communities quickly summarize the extent of homelessness and streamlines requests for federal funding. The Homelessness Point-in-Time Counts solution is typically implemented by health and human services agencies that want to understand the state of homelessness and collect information necessary to redirect services, funding, and resources to those in need.

The Homelessness Point-in-Time Counts solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you capture surveys during counts, visualize the extent of homelessness and filter key metrics captured in the survey, and export this information in a report that can be delivered to HUD.

Deploy the solution

This ArcGIS solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

Deploy the solution

See Deploying a solution for more information.

Requirements

Homelessness Point-in-Time Counts requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online

Information products

Homelessness Point-in-Time Counts includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionRequired user type

Homelessness Counts

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by health and human service agencies and their network of volunteers to conduct sheltered and unsheltered homelessness surveys

Mobile Worker

Homelessness Count Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by health and human service agencies to monitor results of a point-in-time count of sheltered and unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness

Viewer

HUD Report

An ArcGIS Notebooks app used by health and human service staff to generate a report of homelessness point in-time counts to meet United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements.

Creator

When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

VersionDescription
2.3 (Nov 2023)
  • A new HUD Report notebook that resolves an issue in which the survey records for Asian American and American Indian or Alaskan Native were not be calculated accurately (BUG-000157330).
2.2 (Jun 2023)
  • An update to the HUD Report and Homelessness Counts form to support modified age questions, based on the HUD 2022 Point-in-Time count data standards.
  • A new Homelessness Count Dashboard.
2.1 (Apr 2022)
  • Name changed from Homeless Point-in-Time Counts to Homelessness Point-in-Time Counts.
  • All layers, map, apps, and projects have been updated to use the term homelessness instead of homeless.
  • A new Homelessness Count Dashboard.
  • An update to the Homelessness Counts form and supporting layers to permit changes to the form.
2.0 (Nov 2021)
  • An update to the Homeless Counts form to support modified demographic questions, based on the HUD 2022 Point-in-Time count data standards.
  • A new Homeless Count Dashboard.
  • A new HUD Report notebook that supports the updated data standards.
1.1 (Feb 2021)
  • A new version of the HUD Report notebook that resolves an issue in which the point in-time observations were not calculated.
1.0 (Nov 2020)
  • The first release of Homeless Point-in-Time Counts.