These webinars provide an overview of the Counting Us and the Point in Time Count using Mobile Tech and should answer the majority of questions that you might have. Answers to questions about the HUD Point in Time Count, the Counting Us mobile app, and the Point in Time Regional Command Center can be found in these FAQsStill can't find the answer to your question? No worries. Please just submit a ticket to our virtual help desk and a member of our support team will get back to you shortly.

Demonstration of new features for automating the 2024 Point in Time Count

This webinar was geared toward providing an overview of the tech, with a heightened focus on features that will be useful during the planning process. In addition to the changes required by the 2024 HUD HIC and PIT Data Collection Notice, it also covers new features that were developed based on feedback we received from the 2023 count and spent time walking through these key upgrades.

 

 

Planning Considerations for the 2024 Point in Time Count

This webinar was geared toward the planning phase of the annual HUD Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of persons experiencing homelessness. Materials covered include:

  • A review of the core functionality within Counting Us and the Regional Command Center along with new features and services available for the 2024 PIT count.
  • A recap of the training, support, and resources available throughout the entire count process.
  • A walkthrough of the optional features including new additions, PIT Evaluation Dashboards and formal PIT Summary Report
  • Updates to the Known Location Survey, the importance of their use, and a demonstration of how simple they are to submit.
  • Planning considerations for the upcoming count.

 

 

Planning Considerations for the 2023 Point in Time Count

This webinar was geared toward the planning phase of the annual HUD Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of persons experiencing homelessness. Materials covered include:

  • A review of the core functionality within Counting Us and the Regional Command Center along with new features and services available for the 2023 PIT count.
  • A recap of the training, support, and resources available throughout the entire count process.
  • A walkthrough of the optional features that can be added to meet your local needs.
  • A discussion of how Show The Way can enable the ongoing work of street outreach to improve the PIT and how the PIT can inform the work of street outreach.
  • Planning considerations for the upcoming count.

 

Planning the 2022 Point in Time Count

This webinar was geared toward the planning phase of the annual HUD Point in Time Count of persons experiencing homelessness. We demonstrated pre-Count features from Counting Us, such as:

These tools can streamline your process for planning the count, help you determine where to send your volunteers during the count, and improve coverage of your entire region.

Special Guests: Miracle Messages, a non-profit specializing in Social Reunification, is offering a unique opportunity to partner during this year's Count. Contact Us to learn how your community can participate in this exciting effort!

The Slide Deck (with links from the Q&A added) can be accessed here.

 

Help your community take advantage of the points available in this year's Continuum of Care program competition from HUD by committing to conduct an Unsheltered count in 2022!

During this session, attendees:
  • The slide deck from the webinar is linked to here.

 

During the 2021 PIT Count Wrap Up session we provided an overview of the tools available for completing the data clean up, compiling the results, and getting your data submitted to HDX in time for the May 14th deadline. Topics we covered included:

  • Moving surveys posted outside of your region
  • Identifying potential duplicates
  • Extrapolating to fill the gaps of missing responses
  • The new aggregation tool to compile results from HMIS and Counting Us
  • Your feedback on what went well and what we might improve upon
  • How outreach staff using Show the Way can improve the accuracy of your PIT
  • Taking action with your PIT data!

We also shared annual trends for analysis from the National Homelessness Dashboard and how you can get your 2021 results added in.

  • The slide deck from the webinar is linked to here.
 

The Finalizing Plans for your 2021 PIT Count video is a recording of the webinar hosted by Simtech on January 6, 2021 that explains how surveys can be tailored to meet local needs, how the data is managed in real-time within the Regional Command Center, and how communities can plan for their 2021 Point in Time.

  • The slide deck from the webinar is linked to here.
  • The Q&A from the webinar can be found here.

The Mobile Tech to Conduct an Effective 2021 PIT Count video is a recording of the webinar hosted by Simtech on December 8, 2020 that explains how Counting Us can help CoCs follow HUD guidance for conducting a PIT Count during COVID. 

  • The slide deck from the webinar is linked to here.
  • The Q&A from the webinar can be found here.

While the COVID pandemic presents unique challenges to conducting an efficient point in time count, there are steps that can be taken to conduct a reliable count in a manner that will help protect the safety of everyone involved – even if there are a limited number of volunteers. 

The Safely Conducting an Accurate PIT Count During COVID video is a recording of the webinar hosted by Simtech on September 29, 2020 that highlights steps that can be taken to safely conduct an accurate homeless Point in Time Count. 

  • The slide deck from the webinar is linked to here.
  • The Q&A from the webinar can be found here.
The Point in Time Q&A Session, hosted on January 7, 2020, provides detailed feedback to commonly asked questions about the Counting Us mobile app and the Point in Time Regional Command Center.

The Point in Time Information Session recording (2018) provides a comprehensive overview of the Counting Us app as well as the functionality within the Regional Command Center.