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LA's Homeless Count Needs More Volunteers

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Beginning at the end of January, volunteers will fan out across Los Angeles County to count people living on sidewalks, in tents and in cars.

The annual Homeless Count helps L.A. officials understand how many people are homeless on any given night; it's how we know, for instance, that homelessness in the county increased by 16% last year.

But right now, L.A.'s annual homeless count needs more volunteers in places like Boyle Heights, South L.A. and Woodland Hills.

"The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count is essentially the largest count in the nation,” said Carlos Amador with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. “We are asking for 8,000 volunteers to come out and count their neighbors experiencing homelessness."

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