2019 Point-in-Time Count Report

The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires each Continuum of Care to conduct a census of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and safe havens on a single night. The data and findings from recent PIT Counts explore the issue of homelessness in Marion County and inform policy makers and service providers.

The 2019 Point-in-Time Count Report and Infographic can be found online using the following link:

2019 Handbook of Help

The 2019 Handbook of Help will be available at CHIP beginning January 18th; with pickup available on Fridays, between 8:00am - 2:00pm. For more information, see the FAQ page.

Handbooks of Help must be requested online using the following link:

We create collaborative housing solutions to drive community change.

CHIP - Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention is the only organization in Indianapolis driving a system-wide, community response to make homelessness rare, short-lived, and recoverable.

Through leadership and collaboration, CHIP:

  • Secures funding for housing and services

  • Manages and analyzes data collected by homeless providers

  • Advocates for policy change at the local and national levels

  • Supports community partners as we work together to end homelessness

CHIP board and staff members believe that successful efforts toward ending homelessness require the collective talents, resources, and commitment of the entire Indianapolis community. No one group or individual has the ability to address these issues alone. We need your help to create collaborative housing solutions to drive community change in Indianapolis.




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