Introduction to Homeless Point-in-Time Counts

Homeless Point-in-Time Counts can be used to conduct point-in-time counts of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals.

It provides the ability to rapidly conduct homeless counts of homeless persons who are sheltered in transitional housing, an emergency shelter and safe havens. Using field apps and location-based information to conduct point-in-time counts helps meet the requirements of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Continuum of Care (CoC) communities. Communities that meet these requirements can increase homeless service capability and funding. Using field apps and location-based information to conduct point-in-time counts helps Continuum of Care communities quickly summarize the extent of homelessness and streamlines requests for federal funding. Homeless Point-in-Time Counts 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 Homeless 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.

Learn more about the Homeless Point-in-Time Counts solution.

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS Online organization.

Deploy now

See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.

Requirements

Homeless Point-in-Time Counts requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online

Information products

The Homeless Point-in-Time Counts solution includes several key information products:

ItemDescriptionRequired user type

Homeless Counts

An ArcGIS Survey123 form that can be used by health and human service agencies and their network of volunteers to conduct sheltered and unsheltered homeless surveys.

Not Required

Homeless Count Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app that can be used by health and human service agencies to monitor results of a point-in-time count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons.

Viewer

HUD Report

An ArcGIS Notebooks app that can be used by health and human service staff to generate a report of homeless point in-time counts to meet Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements.

Editor

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

1.0

  • The first release of Homeless Point in-Time Counts