Annual Point in Time Count
The Homelessness Housing and Assistance Act (ESSHB 2163 - 2005) requires each county to conduct an annual point in time count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons in Washington State (See RCW 43.185C.030) in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 2016 count will be on January 28th.
The Department of Commerce provides survey forms for counties and agencies to use for their counts. Counties can opt to use their own forms to conduct their homeless count, as long as the count is in compliance with the state guidelines linked below.
2015 Unsheltered survey form pdf or word
2015 Sheltered survey form pdf or word 2015 Sheltered survey form for DV agencies (no consent line) pdf or word
Count Forms (Spanish)
2015 Unsheltered survey form pdf or word 2015 Sheltered survey form pdf or word