Data & Information on Homelessness

Point in Time Count

Point-in-Time Counts are conducted annually on one night in the last week of January. They provide a one-night snapshot of homelessness. Persons who are unsheltered and persons who are in temporary shelter are counted, and surveys are conducted when possible. The data is used to assist the CoC planning group as well as local, state, and federal agencies to allocate resources to end homelessness for individuals and families.

  • Annual Point in Time Count Trends 2009-2016
  • Annual Point in Time Count Summary 2019
  • Annual Point in Time Count Summary 2018
  • Annual Point in Time Count Summary 2017
  • Annual Point in Time Count Summary 2016
  • Annual Point in Time Count Summary 2015
  • Annual Point in Time count Summary 2014
  • Annual Point in Time Count Summary 2013
  • Annual Point in Time Count Summary 2012
  • Annual Point in Time Count Summary 2011
  • Annual Point in Time Count Summary 2010
  • Annual Point in Time Count Summary 2009

Point in Time Count trend data and visualizations can be found through the CoC's HMIS system Administrator website at https://www.icalliances.org/point-in-time-data and select "Rochester/Southeast Minnesota" or click on the map.

Statewide Homeless Survey

Every three years, Wilder Research conducts a statewide study to better understand the prevalence, causes, circumstances, and effects of homelessness. The study includes face-to-face interviews with people throughout the state who meet the federal definition of homelessness, as well as a count of people who were homeless on a single Thursday in late October. Like the Point in Time Count, the numbers reflect homeless people counted on the night of the study. The count should be considered a minimum, since many homeless people outside the shelter system are not found on the night of the study, especially people in rural areas and youth.

CoC Needs Assessment

The CoC regularly assesses needs across the region to identify emerging issues, evaluate progress toward goals, and set priorities for new resources and collective action. The most recent needs assessment summary is available for CoC members and partners to use in their planning.

Coming soon! More data!

In 2019, the CoC approved a Data Access and Release policy to standardize data available for CoC members and partners. Additional CoC-level data and a process for requesting special reports will be posted soon. If you have data requests now, please contact Jennifer for details.