Members of the Alliance board and staff participated this year in the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count conducting a census count in Boyle Heights.
The Homeless Point-in-time Count, led by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), is how Los Angeles determines how many homeless individuals and families we have in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (CoC) on any given night. Over the course of three days and nights, staff and trained volunteers fan across the Los Angeles CoC and count the number of homeless persons, identify their demographic characteristics and the locations where they reside.
The 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count was the largest homeless census in the country. It engaged more than 5,500 volunteers who counted 89 percent of Los Angeles County’s census tracts – a powerful showing of hands-on community engagement. This is now an annual event to help capture ever-more timely data to support the delivery of services.