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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.


KHC will host a K-Count Training via webinar at 2 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Registration is required.   

Counting Us App

K-Count Couting Us App Getting Started Instructions

Survey Forms

Unsheltered Survey

Sheltered Survey

Observation Form (Unsheltered Only)

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. 

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
KHC will host a HIC webinar to provide instructions on how to complete and submit the form at 1:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Registration is required.