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2019 was another successful year for Counting Us

Sep 2, 2019
Forty-seven regions around the US automated their annual HUD Point in Time and youth counts with the aid of Counting Us. ... Read More

PIT Count Results are in!

Feb 1, 2018
17650 surveys collected so far using the Counting Us app by 2322 volunteers from 30 regions. ... Read More

Learning Lab - Conducting the 2018 PIT Count with the Aid of Mobile Tech

Nov 14, 2017
Dec 11th at 2PM EST.  Click here for details and to register.... Read More

Going Mobile for the 2018 PIT!

Oct 6, 2017
Time to start planning for the 2018 Point in Time Count! Join Dallas, San Antonio, Ventura County, CT, and others in ditching the clipboard! Details at ... Read More

Simtech Launches

Oct 6, 2017
The new HMIS data warehouse platform is available! Check out this video for more information on how to get more from HMIS       ... Read More

At our core, Simtech Solutions Inc. is a cause-driven technology services provider with a passion for developing innovative technologies to help people experiencing homelessness.  Examples of our work include: 

  • Over 3,900 projects that serve the homeless around the US rely on to measure the impact of their work, guide the decision-making process with evidence, and to meet the stringent HMIS reporting requirements of HUD.
  • Architects of a technical framework capable of coordinating the efforts of navigators, frontline staff, outreach workers, and first responders as they move people towards stable housing.  Simtech's framework leverages the work already being done in HMIS for those in shelter while providing the Show the Way mobile app as an access point to coordinated entry for those living on the streets.  More details can be found in the Rethinking the Homelessness Response Framework white paper.
  • The Counting Us mobile app, and the "by name lists" managed within, were rapidly deployed in Houston and the Texas Balance of State CoCs to aid over 2,000 evacuees during the disaster recovery after Hurricane Harvey.  
  • Simtech worked with Texas Homeless Network (THN) to conduct a statewide analysis on the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the homeless system in Texas.  The results of the study are being used to appeal for additional funds to provide targeted assistance to those who became homeless as a result of this natural disaster.  Simtech performed similar work with Ventura County, CA after the region was ravaged by wildfires.  The results of both studies were shared at the National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) conference in Pittsburgh, PA. 
  • The Homeless Action Network of Detroit tasked Simtech to provide virtual training, guidance, and support to staff on usage of data visualization tools such as Tableau.  The training process culminated with the creation of these project-performance dashboards geared to identifying the projects that are having the most influence on their System Performance Measure (SPM) results.  
  • HUD licensed the HMIS Report Generation Tool developed by Simtech Solutions to help communities demonstrate the impact of the $1.5 billion in Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP) funds that were allocated to them in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.  

Contact Us if you would like to discuss how Simtech Solutions' tools and services can support the work of ending homelessness in your community.