Going Mobile with the Point in Time Homeless Census

The annual Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Census is a national endeavor to quantify the extent of homelessness in the United States.  Many regions waste countless hours by sending count volunteers out with clipboards and paper surveys forms, which in turn have to be keyed into a spreadsheet in order to derive the final counts.  
There is a better way.  

Real-Time Management of the Entire Count Process

The Point in Time Regional Command Center receives the data collected by count volunteers who are using the Counting Us mobile app to survey people experiencing homelessness.  This provides count administrators with the ability to manage the entire count process in real-time with the assistance of intuitive dashboards, reports, and maps. 

Going Mobile with the Point in Time Homeless Census

The annual Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Census is a national endeavor to quantify the extent of homelessness in the United States.  Many regions waste countless hours by sending count volunteers out with clipboards and paper surveys forms, which in turn have to be keyed into a spreadsheet in order to derive the final counts.  
There is a better way.  

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.  Now there is a better way...

Getting Started

Click here to request a personal demo of the tech or to request an agreement. Once an agreement is in place, your region will be granted 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 we our virtual help desk is ready to answer any questions that may arise before or during the count. 


To see analysis and statistics involving the Point in Time count visit our HomelessData Dashboard!