No one should be homeless. Ever. We’re working to make sure everyone has the opportunity and resources for long term, stable housing.

Annual Homeless Count
Research & Reports
H.U.D. Grant
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IMPACT ICT – CONTINUUM OF CARE

Home. It’s where we lay our head at night. Where we cook dinner with family. Where we feel the most safe and secure. Everything starts at home. But what if you have no home? Without a home, it’s hard to keep a job. Without a job, it’s hard to keep a home.

A lack of steady income, insufficient affordable housing, mental health, domestic violence, addiction – the reasons for homelessness are endless and far too great for one organization to tackle alone. Through collective impact, United Way is bringing together key players to tackle homelessness at it’s root causes. United Way is the lead agency for Impact ICT – CoC, a coalition of 170+ people representing: nonprofits; faith community; federal, state, and local governments; businesses; and other community advocates.

Impact ICT – CoC works year-round with one common goal: to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.


Want to join the coalition?
Contact Cole Schnieders, Continuum of Care Planning Manager, United Way of the Plains, at cschnieders@unitedwayplains.org or (316) 267‑1321.

2021 Impact ICT – CoC Meeting Dates

Members of the Impact ICT – CoC Program Collaborative

Impact ICT – CoC coordinates the application for HUD grants that are distributed to program collaborative partners. Learn more about our partners and their work:

Collaborative Partners
Two women working on a map for the annual Point-in-Time homeless count.
2020 Impact ICT – CoC Annual Meeting

The 2020 Impact ICT – CoC Annual Meeting was held virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Topics included:

  • Kansas Housing Resources Corporation: Kansas Eviction Prevention Program and Other Housing Resources
  • The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Leased Housing: National and Local Surveys
  • New Resource:  316 Hotel Project
  • New Resource:  Wichita Housing Authority Landlord Incentive Program (WHALIP)

Handouts:

EVERYBODY COUNTS:
ANNUAL POINT-IN-TIME HOMELESS COUNT

Each year, United Way coordinates a count of the homeless population. Volunteers hit the streets and visit shelters over a 24-hour period to interview people experiencing homelessness. It’s about more than just getting a count. It’s about learning why individuals are homeless and what services they need to succeed. Sure, it’s a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Grant, but the data also helps Impact ICT – CoC plan programming, make informed funding decisions and measure the progress of their work.

Point-in-Time survey materials, including the survey and maps.

WHO IS THE FACE OF HOMELESSNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY?

According to the 2020 Point-In-Time Homeless Count

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Adults

Up from 482 in 2019.

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Children

Down from 112 in 2019.

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Male

26.7% Female

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White

27.9% African American; Other races >5% each

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Veterans

Down from 11.8% in 2019.*

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Domestic Violence Survivors

Equal to 2019.*

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Have a Serious Mental Illness

Up from 42.4% in 2019.*

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Have a Substance Use Disorder

Up from 38.5% in 2019.*

*Multiple responses were possible

TAKE A DEEPER DIVE

Want to see details of past Point-in-Time Counts? Download the reports below.

Wichita – Sedgwick County Point-In-Time Homeless Counts
2020 Summary Sheet
2019 SNAPSHOT
2017 SNAPSHOT
2013 SNAPSHOT
2011 SNAPSHOT
2018 SNAPSHOT
2016 SNAPSHOT
2012 SNAPSHOT
2007 SNAPSHOT
State of Kansas Point-in-Time Homeless Count
2009 REPORT – VOL. 1
2009 REPORT – VOL. 2
Overview of Homelessness in Wichita/Sedgwick County

A collaboration between the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and United Way of the Plains. Objectives included identifying terminology used to provide homeless services, describe the current homeless situation in our community and identify best practices/promising practices models.

2006 REPORT

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) GRANT

United Way coordinates the annual grant application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for funding of homeless services at local providers. A panel of community representatives collaborate to review and rank project applications.

2021 HUD Grant Application

2021 Ranking & Review Process Overview

2021 Impact-ICT Application Calendar (9-7-21)

CoC Program Competition Resource Hub

2021 Ranking and Review Thresholds

2021 Ranking and Review Results

2021 CoC-Approved Consolidated Application

A hand inserting a key into a front door of their home.
HUD Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Watch for future Notice of Funding Availability.

RESULTS ON THE HOME FRONT

Impact ICT – CoC’s work is moving people off the streets into stable, affordable housing. Results from 2020.

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Homeless Individuals

up from 593 in 2019

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Chronically Homeless Individuals

up from 20 in 2019

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