2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

Volunteer For Your Local Homeless Count

The number of homeless in Los Angeles County is growing pretty rapidly. Why? How can we fix it? No one can really know the answers to these questions without the right data, and that's what we are working towards as an organization. It is really important to know what caused most of these individuals to lose their homes and be forced to live on the streets. There are many factors to consider, such as mental illness, drug dependencies, health issues, and much more. This is why we have put together a team of trained individuals to assess each situation and gather data from those on the streets with more sensitive reasons for being homeless. As a volunteer, you would work closely with our team in order to professionally acquire the important data we need to find the right solution to this issue.

Our Volunteer Quota


8,000 Volunteers


3,200 Volunteers

Help Us Spread The Word

We need 8000 volunteers each year for a successful Homeless Count in Greater Los Angeles. Help us spread the word through your networks via Facebook, Twitter and Email!

2018 Results


increase from 2016


people experiencing homelessness


Veterans experiencing homelessness


of homeless are under the age of 18.


decrease in unsheltered families

Highlights from 2018

This past January, over 8,600 volunteers, partners, and community groups from across Los Angeles County come together to make the Homeless Count possible. They lend their time and effort to executing the various components of the Count and it is because of their commitment that every part of Los Angeles County is canvassed.  Through the annual Homeless Count, LAHSA collects information on the state of homelessness in Los Angeles County, which includes data on the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness and the various demographic and subpopulation characteristics of this population. The data collected through the Count allows LAHSA and its partners to strategically target efforts to meet the needs of those who are most vulnerable. As more people experience homelessness for the first time and the number of people at risk of experiencing homelessness grows, it is important to understand the economic conditions that drive homelessness in Los Angeles County in order to build and advocate for long-term policy solutions. Watch the video below to learn more and volunteer today!

Flyers & Materials

We have lots of resources to help you promote the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. Please pick a section below to download our promotional materials.

Thank you for your help in the fight to end homelessness in the Greater Los Angeles area.

View the Spanish and Korean versions of our materials

News & Posts

By LAHSA - Los Angeles

Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count Quarterly Newsletter 2

In the spirit of National Volunteer Month, we’d like to kick off this newsletter with a heartfelt THANK YOU to all our Homeless Count volunteers. Your hard...
By LAHSA - Los Angeles

Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count Quarterly Newsletter

In this newsletter, we’ll share recent developments in the Homeless Count and discuss how you can help ensure every person experiencing homelessness in your community is counted....
By LAHSA - Los Angeles

We Will Be Counting, So Should You

Every year we go out and check the status of our homeless population. We want to learn as much as we can in order to help find...

Need to get in touch with us?

Have questions, comments, or suggestions? We have a specialist assigned to your area who is ready to address any of your concerns and answer all the questions you have. We need all the help we can get, so if there is something you would like to know before committing to volunteering, let us help!