2017 Housing Inventory Count Survey

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Housing Inventory Count Survey Instructions
2017 Housing Inventory Count Survey

All surveys must be submitted by 5PM on Monday, January 30, 2017.


Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires each Continuum of Care (CoC) to count its housing inventory on the same night as the annually required Point-in-Time (PIT) count. This year, the counts will take place on the night of January 26, 2017. 

The accuracy and response rate of this survey contributes to Chicago's overall competition for annual federal funding and Chicago's ability to acquire new resources to serve the homeless.


This survey is required to be completed by all agencies that have beds and units dedicated to serving homeless persons (regardless of funding source), and for permanent housing projects, dedicated for person who were homeless at entry. 

The following Chicago Program Model types must complete a HIC survey. 
  • Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
  • Permanent Housing with Short-term Supports (PHwSS)
  • Rapid Rehousing (RRH)
  • Safe Haven (SH)
  • Interim Housing (IH)
  • Emergency Shelter (ES)
  • Youth -Intentional Permanent Supportive Housing (YI-PSH)
  • Youth Transitional Housing - Scattered Site  (Y-TH SS)
  • Youth Transitional Housing - Project Based (Y-TH PB)
  • Youth Transitional Housing - Interim Housing (Y-TH IH)
  • Youth Low Threshold Youth Overnight Shelter (Y-ES)

Please complete a separate HIC survey for each applicable project within your agency, regardless of the funding source. 

All HIC surveys must be completed by 5PM on Monday, January 30, 2017. Paper/PDF copies will not be accepted. All HIC surveys must be submitted via SurveyGizmo. 

If you have questions regarding this survey, please contact Elizabeth Perez at cocprograms@allchicago.org or 312-379-0301 ext 20.

If you would like further information on HMIS, please contact hmis@allchicago.org.