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Thousands of volunteers in Greater Los Angeles area to partake in homeless count

Over the next three nights, volunteers of the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will be dispatched from 87 regional deployment centers to targeted census tracts to record the number of homeless people. (Thinkstock)
Over the next three nights, volunteers of the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will be dispatched from 87 regional deployment centers to targeted census tracts to record the number of homeless people. (Thinkstock)

Thousands of volunteers will fan out across the San Gabriel Valley and eastern reaches of Los Angeles County tonight to begin a three-day effort to count homeless people in the county.

Over the next three nights, volunteers taking part in the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will be dispatched from 87 regional deployment centers to targeted census tracts throughout Los Angeles County to record the number of homeless people, vehicles used as homes and homeless encampments observed.

On Wednesday night, volunteers will be in the West Los Angeles and South Bay areas. They will canvas the Antelope Valley area Thursday morning before moving that night across the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, metropolitan Los Angeles and South Los Angeles.

Some individual cities will conduct their own counts, with Santa Monica volunteers planning to hit the streets Wednesday and Long Beach participants on Thursday.

The count will follow definitions of homelessness established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which include people living in places not meant for human habitation such as cars, parks, sidewalks and abandoned buildings.

A simultaneous count by service provider staff will enumerate homeless individuals and family members staying in emergency shelters and other homeless programs.

In conjunction with the three-night street and shelter count, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will perform a detailed demographic survey to collect information critical in planning and assigning resources for homeless programs and services, it says.

The survey will capture such demographic data as age, gender, ethnicity, individual and family homelessness, duration of homelessness, and veteran status. Additional demographic data seeks to identify reasons why individuals became homeless, services utilized and benefits received.

“The 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count is a critical opportunity to gain information about the size and scope of the challenge we face to house community residents experiencing homelessness,” said Executive Director Peter Lynn.

“We use this information to better target our homeless service resources. Volunteers will make a difference in their community, and the lives of their homeless neighbors, by committing four hours of their time.”

The homeless count is conducted every two years. The 2013 count found more than 39,000 homeless men, women and children.

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