This resource will help you to create a Shelter Enumeration Form for your community. To obtain a complete picture of homelessness during your count, you will need to collect administrative data from all participating shelters and transitional housing units. At a minimum, agencies should provide the number of individuals using their services on the night of the count. Without this information, you will not have a complete count. The Shelter Enumeration Form ensures the data you receive from participating agencies is consistent and complete. The Shelter Enumeration Form can be adapted to collect information from public facilities such as hospitals, correctional facilities and juvenile detention centers.