LOS ANGELES--()--Los Angeles County has one of the highest homeless populations in the nation. On any given night there are about 51,000 people without a place to call home. Many of our homeless are veterans, families, youth and those with mental health conditions.
You can do something about homelessness in your community. Volunteer January 29th to the 31st for the 2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Just a few hours of your time can help your community better target services and housing assistance that ultimately get people experiencing homelessness into safe and stable housing.
Be part of the solution. Sign up to volunteer at: www.theycountwillyou.org.
About the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count
The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count is the nation’s largest count of homeless individuals and families, covering approximately 4,000 square miles. The 2011 Homeless Count took place throughout Los Angeles County from Jan. 25-27, 2011, with the support of 4,000 volunteers.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) conducts the biennial Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count for the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LA CoC), as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The LA CoC includes all of Los Angeles County, except the cities of Glendale, Pasadena and Long Beach.
About the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages over $70 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless persons. For more information, please visit: www.lahsa.org.