The Counting Us mobile app collects information that is used to generate both the sheltered and unsheltered Point In Time reports for HUD. The first question of the unsheltered survey is "What is your sleeping location on the night of the count?" The available answers include options for the street and places not meant for human habitation; options for sheltered homeless such as emergency shelter and transitional housing; and options for non-homeless situations such as permanent housing. The purpose of this question is to determine if the person is unsheltered. If the record is submitted with a location that does not meet the criteria for unsheltered, then the record is excluded from the unsheltered report.

Additionally, if the record is submitted with a location that meets the criteria for sheltered, the record will NOT be included in the sheltered report. 

If the person was served in a homeless project that is not using HMIS for reporting point in time information, then the record should be archived, and a new Sheltered survey should be submitted to ensure the person is included in the final count results