How We Count

There are four components to the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. Each of these components plays a vital role in understanding the state of homelessness in Los Angeles:

  • Street Count:

    A visual-only tally of everyone unsheltered experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. This is the bulk of our volunteer opportunity and community engagement

  • Shelter / Institutional Count:

    A count of everyone experiencing homelessness found in shelters, transitional housing, hospitals, and correctional facilities

  • Demographic Surveys:

    A survey-based collection of all demographic information of those experiencing homelessness

  • Youth Count

    A survey-based count of unaccompanied and unsheltered youth and young families under the age of 24 who are experiencing homelessness