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.
AKCH2 organizes statewide efforts to complete a thorough and methodologically sound PIT/HIC count on an annual basis. Several 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. For additional information and PIT/HIC/PHC forms, please click "Learn More" below. Historical data can be found on the Alaska Homeless Data Dashboard.
For the latest Point in Time Count data, please visit our Data Page.
This form should be completed if:
1. All beds in a facility/program operated by your agency are NOT listed in HMIS/Service Point, then the persons/households residing in the facility/program should be entered and recorded on this form. For those programs reporting data through HMIS, the PIT data will be pulled directly from HMIS and you will not need to complete the PIT form. However, all data for the night of January 24th must be complete in HMIS by February 10, 2017; or
2. Your community is conducting an unsheltered street count, this form should be completed.
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 24, 2017 that are dedicated to serving homeless persons, or for permanent housing projects, dedicated for persons who were homeless at entry, must complete a HIC form.