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K-Count and Housing Inventory Count

PITCLogo.jpgEvery 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 2020 K-Count for the Kentucky Balance of State (BoS) will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Please note Louisville and Lexington will conduct their counts on a different date from the BoS. For more information, please contact Louisville's Coalition for the Homeless or the Lexington Office of Homelessness Intervention and Prevention.

Counting Us App

Counting Us will be used to collect data from people sleeping outside or in other places not meant for regular human habitation and for people staying in emergency shelters and transitional housing projects that do not use the KY Homelessness Management Information System (KYHMIS). Counting Us can be used in real-time while interviewing people by downloading the Counting Us app to your phone/tablet or you can use the web-based version to enter data into the electronic platform after it has been captured on paper copies of the surveys. Below you will find instructions for downloading the app and/or accessing Counting Us via the web-based option. For more detailed directions, open the 2020 K-Counting Training Slides. Information specific to Counting Us begins on page 19.

When prompted for a set-up key while creating a Counting Us account, use KY2020. 

K-Count Counting Us App Getting Started Instructions

How to Submit Draft Surveys in Counting Us

How to Submit Drafts in Counting Us

Survey Forms

Unsheltered Survey

Sheltered Survey

Observation Form (Unsheltered Only)

Unsheltered Survey (SPANISH VERSION)

Use of the Counting Us app is the preferred method for collecting data from persons experiencing unsheltered homelessness and staying in emergency shelters and transitional housing projects that do not use the Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS). If a paper version of the survey is used, the data obtained must be entered into the web-based version of Counting Us. 

KYHMIS K-Count Directions

2020 K-Count Instructions for KYHMIS Participating Agencies

2020 K-Count Sub-Assessment for KYHMIS Participating Project Only (Optional Form)

Additional Resources

K-Count Local Planning Guide

2020 Important Dates

2020 K-Count Sample Press Release

Editable K-Count Poster, Letter Size

Editable K-Count Poster, Legal Size

Editable K-Count Volunteer Recruitment Poster, Letter Size

Housing Inventory Count

Each year in conjunction with the annual Point in Time Count (i.e., K-Count), the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires each CoC to collect information on the bed and unit inventory available as part of its homelessness response system. This is known as the Housing Inventory Count (HIC). All emergency shelters (ES) and transitional housing (TH) projects that submit data for the K-Count, regardless of funding source, must submit a HIC form to KHC. In addition, all Rapid Rehousing (RRH) and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects, regardless of funding source, must also submit HIC Forms.

HIC Webinar 

A recording of the HIC training conducted via webinar on January 21, 2020 can be accessed here. Note it will look like you are being asked to register for the webinar. Simply enter your name and email address, click register, and then you will be taken to the recording. 

HIC Forms

New this year there are two forms. One is for RRH projects only. The other is for ES, TH, and PSH projects. When completing the forms, please ensure you are completing the correct form for your respective projects.

2020 RRH Housing Inventory Count Form

2020 ES, TH, PSH Housing Inventory Count Form

2020 HIC Form Instructions

Fillable Spreadsheet to Answer Q21 on ES, TH, and PSH HIC Form

Submit completed HIC Forms to