The 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count looking for volunteers
January 25, 2015
Every two years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducts a census of the homeless populations across the United States. This year Los Angeles county is looking for 6,000 volunteers to lend their time over the course of three nights to help document the number of individuals sleeping on the streets.
Los Angeles has one of the largest homeless populations in the country, second only to New York City, so it will take the effort of many to make sure as many homeless individuals as possible are accounted for. Volunteers are not expected to engage in any type of interaction -- the count is to document observable data only.
The data collected from Tuesday, January 27 to Thursday, January 29 is so vital in the effort to alleviate homelessness. The information will be sent to policymakers to demonstrate the need for more services and specifically which areas of Los Angeles are most affected.