Local councilmember Mike Bonin has issued a call for Venice residents to get involved with the upcoming city-wide Homeless Count at the end of this month.
Registration is now open via http://www.lahsa.org/homelesscount.asp.
This is more than an exercise in mathematics, according to Bonin.
“This census of our unhoused neighbors helps determine how much federal, state and county money Los Angeles gets to provide services and get people off the streets and into housing,” Bonin said.
The exercise also determines which neighborhoods get funding, he explained.
“It is crucial that we get an accurate count so we can end homelessness by moving people into housing and off of our streets, sidewalks, alleys, beaches, and out of our wetlands, forests, and from under our bridges.”
The count is taking place Wednesday January 28 at 8 pm.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will conduct counts in every neighborhood of Council District 11.
It is easy to sign up online and choose a location and volunteer assignment at http://www.lahsa.org/homelesscount.asp.