LA Leadership Seeks Homeless Count Volunteers

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA County Board of Supervisors Chair Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Chair of the LA Homeless Services Authority Commission have launched a sweeping effort to enlist volunteers for the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, held Jan. 23-25.

The goal is to exceed last year’s total of nearly 8,000 registered volunteers.

The count seeks to document the number of people currently without a permanent, habitable place to call home.

“The annual Point-In-Time count is the best tool we have to measure the scope of our homelessness crisis and get LA’s fair share of federal funding,” Garcetti explained.

Volunteers can register at theycountwillyou.org.

—MATTHEW MEYER