Monday, February 14, 2005

Homeless Count

Eric speaks to a census taker
Meeting the census takers

New federal legislation requires localities to undertake a real census of their homeless population in order to continue receiveing funds. I joined up with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to participate in the third night of the count at PATH in Hollywood. The census hired many homeless and formerly homeless people to undertake the count; Orange and Ventura counties performed their own simultaneously.