The pricing model we use for the technical framework to support a regional point in time count is based on the size, funding and proportion of people that are unsheltered in the region. We use the HUD Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) figures, found here, as a guide. We would be happy to provide a detailed price quote if you contact us and ask for pricing details.
We know that this is an investment so it is also important to consider the administrative costs and burden of a paper-based count that impacts both the accuracy and timeliness of a final report. San Antonio believes they cut over 200 staff hours by automating and Virginia used to have three staff spend two to three weeks entering in data. Also, consider that several points on the annual HUD SuperNOFA competition are attributed to how well the region conducts the Point in Time Count.
The technical framework includes access to the Counting Us mobile app and the Point in Time Command Center. Key features of this framework include:
In addition to the core technical framework, Simtech Solutions offers a wide range of additional services to support your region's count. Pricing for these services is based on a time and materials with estimates provided upon request.
We can provide virtual or in-person planning with Count Administrators and Team Leaders to plan for an effective switch to mobile technology. These sessions will review issues such as team management, requirements for training, ensuring accurate coverage, etc.
Although video trainings will be available for everyone, Simtech is available to provide virtual or in-person training for Team Leaders to ensure that the benefits of using mobile technology are maximized and that data clean up is minimized following the event.
Simtech staff can be made available in person to support the entire count process. This includes manning an onsite support desk to get volunteers set up and rolling with the app as well as supporting Regional Administrators, with the help of the Regional Command Center, throughout the day and night of the count.
Some regions are simply too large geographically, and/or regrettably have too large of an unsheltered homeless population, to survey everyone. Through a strategic partnership with statistician Dan Treglia, PhD, we can establish a sampling methodology for your region that has proven statistical rigor. This work will largely mirror the practices we used for conducting a statewide count for Connecticut and will enable your large region to generate statistically reliable results without requiring full volunteer coverage.
Simtech can help with producing a final report for stakeholders in the region. This includes highlights of key findings, analysis of year over year trends, high-quality maps, and graphic design services.