The news stories linked to below provide an overview of how Counting Us is aiding communities around the US conduct more accurate, and more efficient, annual homeless counts.    

The Tech That's Changing How Cities Help the Homeless
S. Holder/ L. Poon, CityLab, May 31st, 2018

Smart Counts, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), May 5th, 2018



Point-in-Time Count Takes Place to Survey Homeless Population in Humboldt County
Redwoord News, January 23rd, 2019 (Humboldt, CA)



Throughout Ventura County, Counting Every Homeless Person Remains Goal
A. Martinez, VC Star/ USA Today, February 22nd, 2018 (Ventura CA)



Hundreds of volunteers spread out across city to survey homeless population
A. Lubelli, January 24, 2019 (San Antonio, TX)

Organizers still counting, but say fewer homless people found for Lubbock's Point-In-Time Count
E. Pauda/ A-J Media, Lubbock Avalance-Journal, January 24, 2019 (Lubbock, TX, TX BoS CoC)

SPHC conducts survey to understand needs, extent of Lubbock's homeless population
K. Williams, KCBD, January 24, 2019 (Lubbock, TX, TX BoS CoC)



Volunteers spread out to count homeless
J. Gibbs,, January 25th, 2018 (Temple TX, TX BoS CoC)

This year, homeless advocates will get results from the Dallas Homeless Count in real time
S.Kuo, January 16th, 2018 (Dallas, TX)


Houston County group to use new app to count homeless population
WMAZ-TV, January 9, 2018 (Houston, TX)


Hundreds volunteer for annual Point-In-Time homeless census
C. Gonzalez, ABC KSAT Channel 12, January 26, 2017 (San Antonio, Texas)

Homeless Count Brings 1,300 Volunteers for Downtown Dallas
C. Gilmore, Channel 5,  January 26, 2017 (Dallas, Texas)


Hundreds take to the streets of San Antonio for Annual Homeless Count
C. Ramaldi, News 4 San Antonio, January 27, 2017 (San Antonio, Texas)


Bexar County holds rally to count and help the homeless
KENS 5, January 26, 2017 (Bexar County, TX)




Volunteers count homeless population in Spokane County
S. Walthower,, January 25, 2019

App aids Point in Time homeless count in Clark County
P. Hastings, The Columbian, January 24, 2019

Nationwide Annual Homeless Count Takes Place
C. Manika, KDLT News, January 22, 2019 (Sioux Falls, SD)


Hard to know what you’ll find in the dark, but 2018 homeless count should be more accurate
M. Driscoll, The News Tribune, January 30th, 2018 (Pierce County, Tacoma WA)

Volunteers to use new technology to count homeless in Pierce County
KIRO 7 News Staff, January 26th, 2018 (Pierce County, Tacoma WA)

Volunteers to use app in upcoming count of homeless people in Spokane
R. Alexander, January 17th, 2018 (Spokane, WA)

How Spokane is radically reinventing its yearly homeless count
D. Walters, January 4, 2018 (Spokane WA)

Annual count gives glimpse into homelessness 
D. Furguson, January 24, 2017, Argus Leader (South Dakota)

Volunteers record living conditions of Rapid City's homeless population
C. Cutler, Newscenter 4, January 24th, 2018 (Rapid City SD)



Homeless Population Surveyed as Part of Everybody Counts/ Spectrum News Charlotte
R. Vogt, February 1st, 2018 (Charlotte NC)

Volunteers Spread out around Charlotte for Homeless Head Count / WSOTV
G. Esposito, WSOTV, February 1st, 2018 (Charlotte NC)

Charlotte, NC Fights Homelessness with an App
IntegrateIdeas, March 2018

Making sure every homeless person counts
K. Landek, Panama City News Herald, January 28th, 2018 (Northwest FL)

2018 survey to count the homeless in Columbus; provide them with resources
J. Zozaya, WTVM TV January 22, 2018, (Columbus, GA)

Opening the Doors to New Solutions
The Planning Council, June 2016. (Virginia)

New England


Getting to the Point, F. Drenttel, The Yale Herald, February 2nd, 2018 (New Haven CT)

Downtown, homeless people counted T. Breen, New Haven Independent, Jan. 24, 2018 (New Haven, CT)

Volunteers wanted to take part in annual statewide homeless count
The Register Citizen, January 5th, 2018 (Hartford, Connecticut)

Prior to 2018

Join the effort to end homelessness with the upcoming homeless census
J. Janosko, January 11, 2017, Partnership for Strong Communities (Connecticut)

Point-in-Time count of New Bedford's homeless underway
T. Weisberg, January 25, 2017, 1420 WBSM (New Bedford, MA)

350 Volunteers Expected to Join Mayor Menino for 34th Annual Homeless Census, December 16, 2013. (Boston, MA)


Good for Business | Business for Good
D. Talarico, October 30, 2017, Bentley Magazine