Next week’s homeless count moved to February 22
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s 2022 Greater Los Angeles homeless count will now take place on Tuesday, February 22.
Originally planned for January 25, the count was rescheduled.
The city is actively recruiting volunteers to assist in the important effort. Visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us/living/2022-homeless-count to register.
Volunteers will meet at the Joslyn Senior Center, 660 Mountain Ave., at 8 p.m. on February 22 and will be given their materials, assignments and be divided into groups accordingly.
“In consideration of everyone’s safety, we are encouraging volunteers to sign up as teams of two or more. This will allow teams to stay in their count team bubble with people you know. If you do not have teammates at this time, you are still welcome to sign up as an individual for the count. Others can join your team later through this site, or you can be a part of a team created at your deployment site,” the city’s webpage read. “Our top priority is to have every volunteer engage meaningfully and safely during the count. Sites will follow public health and social distancing guidelines.”
Count collection will “require the use of a personal smartphone to collect data via an app,” the city added.
The data gathered “will be used to determine how vital resources and services will be provided to the homeless individuals and families that reside in our community and throughout the Los Angeles area,” according to the city.