Posted by on January 14, 2022 8:09 pm
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LA County 2022 Homeless Count Postponed to Feb. 22–24

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) announced on Jan. 14 that its annual homeless count will be postponed for one month due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, now taking place Feb. 22–24. The effort, known as the point-in-time count or Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, is essential to understanding how large the region’s homelessness crisis has become. The count must be conducted by Continuum of Care providers to receive federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “While we work to ensure an accurate Homeless Count, we cannot ignore the surging number of positive COVID-19 cases across our region,” said LAHSA Executive Director Heidi Marston. “Even with safety precautions such as moving training online, developing outdoor deployment sites, and keeping households together, moving forward with a count in January places our unhoused neighbors, volunteers, staff, and the accuracy of the count at risk.” LAHSA had …

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