Today and Tuesday marked the final day of the fall homeless count in Rapid City.
Officials and volunteers started at noon Tuesday and ended at noon Wednesday they went to various locations around the city to have individuals fill out a survey on their living situation.
Some of the locations these volunteers went to included corner stone rescue mission, and other agencies who already assist the homeless.
The reason for the surveys, so the state can get as accurate of a count as possible.
The data collection is important every year to find out what type of federal assistance, and how much will be granted to the state.
Anita Deranleau, the Mckinney-Vento Coordinator says, "It is hugely important because the federal government want to know, on one day in time, how many people are out there. All of those numbers have great impact when we apply for funding for Rapid City and Western South Dakota."
As of right now, it's hard to say exactly what South Dakota's homeless numbers will be, but homeless coordinator Anita Deranleau estimates that the homeless count is going to be up this year.
"Probably, based on school identification for students that are in temporary housing, i believe numbers are going to be up. Because we're up quite a bit more. In fact we've had a record September with identification of families. "
It takes about 6 months for all those surveys and data to be released and become official.
Another count is scheduled for this winter.