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Homeless population and service utilization data is a vital tool for successful strategic housing planning processes for state and local communities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the collection of Point in Time (PIT) Count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) data for one night each year to assist in measuring the extent of homelessness within Alaska. This data is also used to advocate for federal and state funding to assist Alaska’s homeless. For the latest Point in Time Count data and links to other AKHMIS information, please visit our Data Page.

AKCH2 organizes statewide efforts to complete a thorough and methodologically sound PIT/HIC count on an annual basis. Multiple local coalitions organize Project Homeless Connect (PHC) events during the PIT count in an effort to connect as many individuals with services in their community.

The 2018 Point in Time Count will occur on the night of Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Project Homeless Connect events should occur on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Please visit the PIT/PHC/HIC Training Page to register for upcoming online training opportunities on how to complete the 2018 forms.

Questions? Contact: Brian Wilson (director@alaskahousing-homeless.org) or Alissa Parrish (alissa.parrish@icalliances.org).


unsheltered point in time count

2018 Unsheltered Point in Time Form

(Print double-sided, landscape, on 8 1/2" x 11" paper)

The Point in Time Count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness carried out on one night in the last 10 calendar days of January. According to HUD guidance, the PIT count should be completed using unduplicated counts or statistically reliable estimates of persons experiencing homelessness in both sheltered and unsheltered locations on a single night.

Click the link in the left column to download the 2018 Unsheltered Point in Time Count Form. This form should only be used for unsheltered point in time count outreach. The 2018 Point in Time Count will occur on the night of Tuesday, January 23, 2018.


Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is an event conducted in various communities across the State of Alaska that provides housing, services, and hospitality in a convenient one-stop model directly to people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, or struggling with poverty. In some communities, the PHC event is also used to supplement the PIT count.

Project Homeless Connect events should occur on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

To learn more about how to complete the PHC form, and how to train volunteers to appropriately fill out the PHC form, visit the PIT/PHC/HIC training page.

project homeless connect

2018 Project Homeless Connect Form

(Print double-sided, portrait, on LEGAL SIZED PAPER)


Housing inventory count

The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is an inventory of projects throughout Alaska that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless. All projects providing beds/units on the night of January 23, 2018 that are dedicated to serving homeless persons, or for permanent housing projects, dedicated for persons who were homeless at entry will use an online Housing Inventory Count form.

The Institute for Community Alliances (ICA) will distribute the link to the online portal approximately two weeks before the date of the HIC. Visit the PIT/PHC/HIC training page to register for training opportunities on how to complete the 2018 online form.