Simtech Solutions is the industry-leading provider of mobile tech to support the annual HUD Point in Time (PIT) homeless count. Forty-seven regions relied on the proven tech and experienced staff at Simtech to help them plan for, conduct, and finalize the 2019 count results with the aid of virtual trainings, video tutorials, and live support.
Counting Us, and the Regional Command Center that receives data from it, were built specifically for the HUD PIT count by the same HUD technical assistance providers who created the HUD Point in Time Counting Tool. Featured in articles by CityLab and HUD, the framework contains critical features not found in other software solutions.
While developed with a focus on the HUD PIT count, the GPS-enabled surveys within the Counting Us app can be tailored to meet other local needs. Examples of such customization include surveys that were rapidly deployed to assist Houston and Texas Balance of State CoCs triage thousands of evacuees in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, as well as youth-focused surveys developed to automate the statewide youth homeless count in Connecticut.