Why Do We Have To Do The Count Every Year?

Why do we have to do the Count every year?

Answer

While the Federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) mandates a Homeless Count every two years, LAHSA conducts a Homeless Count yearly to gain an understanding of trends, track progress, and better understand our homeless population.

Our solutions are only as good as our information. The more informed we are, the better we are equipped to understand and solve issues. The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count is where we gather as much information as possible from those experiencing homelessness so that we can make informed decisions and develop creative solutions. It enables us to gather important data that is key for us to bring about an end to homelessness in Los Angeles.

Through the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, we will:

  • Inform the state of homelessness in LA
  • Bring vital community resources
  • Increase engagement bringing together leaders, residents and stakeholders

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