Every year, KHC conducts a K-Count to best monitor the homeless situation in Kentucky. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires such a count every other year, but KHC believes it best serves the people of Kentucky to conduct this count yearly.
Results of the K-Count demonstrate the need for resources for housing and services for homeless persons in each community. The K-Count also helps determine how much federal funding will be awarded from HUD for homeless programs. In addition, the K-Count helps assess progress under Kentucky's Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness and provide important information for updating the plan.
More information is available in the K-Count Info Sheet.
The 2017 K-Count was held Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
2017 K-Count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Resources
Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Form and Instructions
2017 HIC Questionnaire Form2017 HIC Guidance DocumentSurveys and Directions2017 K-Count Sheltered Survey2017 K-Count Instruction Sheet for Sheltered Survey2017 K-Count for Unsheltered or Supportive Services-Based Survey2017 K-Count Instruction Sheet for Unsheltered and Supportive Services-Based Survey
2017 K-Count Frequently Asked Questions2017 K-Count FAQsKYHMIS Participating Agencies
2017 K-Count Instructions for KYHMIS Participating Agencies
2017 KYHMIS K-Count Sub-Assessment (Optional Data Collection Form)
Posters may be printed in color or black/white.
Sample Local Press Release
Louisville and Lexington organize their own counts. For more information about their counts, please contact Coalition for the Homeless in Louisville or Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention in Lexington.