Balance of State Point-in-Time Count
The Missouri Balance of State (BoS) CoC conducts a Point-in-Time Count throughout its 101 county geographic area each year as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The count helps Missourians monitor trends in the homeless population and increases public awareness of homelessness.
The next count will occur on the night of January 27, 2021. Please check below for Point-in-Time Count information and materials.
The Institute for Community Alliance's (ICA) coordinates the count of persons staying in temporary shelters dedicated for persons experiencing homelessness. Information and resources for the sheltered count can be found on the ICA website.
The Collaborative Applicant for the Mo BoS CoC coordinates the count of persons living in unsheltered situations including the street, cars, parks or other places not meant for human habitation. To get involved with the upcoming unsheltered count, complete our online form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share our Point-in-Time Count flyer (MS Word version) in your community. You may add contact information for your local count leader at the bottom of the flyer.
2020 Point in time Count Leaders (Updated 12/13/19)
Unsheltered Count Materials
County Lead Training
Survey Volunteer Training
Point-in-Time Count Reports
The BoS CoC releases a report of the sheltered and unsheltered count data each year. In 2014, the Governor's Committee To End Homelessness voted to hold one Point-In-Time Count per year instead of two. Since 2014, the count has been conducted during the last week in January.