Technology to Better Connect with People in Need

Counting Us is helping regions conduct the annual HUD homeless count, recover from natural disasters, and better connect with people living on the streets.   

Going Mobile for the Point in Time Homeless Census

Some regions still conduct the annual "Point in Time" homeless census by sending count volunteers out with clipboards and paper surveys forms, which in turn have to be keyed into a spreadsheet to derive the final counts.  This tech automates the entire process while improving the accuracy of the counts.  

More Accurate Point in Time Counts with Less Work

A paper-based count can be an extremely time consuming endeavor that is prone to error.  The Counting Us app, and the Regional Command Center, simplifies the process and helps ensure the counts are accurate.

Technology to Better Connect with People in Need

Counting Us is helping regions conduct the annual HUD homeless count, recover from natural disasters, and better connect with people living on the streets.   

Download the Counting Us Mobile App

How does it work?

Survey data is gathered from count volunteers who have installed the Counting Us app from the App Store or Google Play.  This data is posted to the Regional Command Center where count administrators can monitor the annual homeless census in real-time. Watch this brief video to learn more.

What is the Point in Time Count?

Held during the last week of January, the annual Point in Time (PIT) count is an integral component in the quest to understand the scope of homelessness in the United States. Regions used to have no other option but to send volunteers out into the streets armed with clipboards and paper. 

Getting Started

Contact Us if you would like a personal demo, have questions, or would like to sign up for our services. Once an agreement is in place, your region will be provided a unique code which count volunteers will enter into the Counting Us app after they register an account.  That's it!  You can also try it out now by downloading the app and using the set up key of "DEMO".  

Support and Training

Simtech Solutions is available to provide virtual and/or onsite training on the usage of the Counting Us app and the Regional Command Center that has been built to receive data from the app. There are also FAQs found here and our virtual help desk is ready to answer any questions that may arise before or during the count. 


To see your community's homeless trends, using point in time results shared by HUD, visit our HomelessData.com Dashboard!