Los Angeles has the highest street homeless population in the Nation. Every day we see them – men, women and children with no place to call home.
We don’t have to accept homelessness as an unsolvable problem. With your help we can end homelessness.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is the lead agency responsible for coordinating the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count – an on-the-ground count of our homeless neighbors in need of support.
Accurate, timely data derived from the Count on our homeless population and where they live is a critical tool to help secure resources and direct housing, shelter and services where they are most needed.
The 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count was the largest homeless census in the country thanks to more than 5,500 dedicated volunteers who counted 89 percent of Los Angeles County’s census tracts – a powerful showing of hands-on community engagement. And now we’re going annual – to help capture ever-more timely data to support the delivery of services – and readying for another strong effort in 2016.
We are better situated than ever to bring about an end to homelessness in Los Angeles, but we can’t do it alone. Join us and change their futures.
3 days. 6,000 volunteers. One mission – to end homelessness.