Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

Kobe Bryant Endorses the Homeless Count

Pre-register for the Next Count!


Los Angeles has the highest street homeless population in the nation. Every day we see them – men, women and children with no place to call home.

Your contribution goes well beyond your donated time. By knowing who and where homeless people are in Los Angeles County, we are better able to plan and identify resources to provide vital services to the homeless, and ultimately move families and individuals into housing.

We don’t have to accept homelessness as an unsolvable problem. With your help we can end homelessness.

They count. The question is: Will you?

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is the lead agency responsible for completing the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count every two years. The Count helps LAHSA demonstrate our area's need for housing, shelter and service programs to the federal government.

What volunteer roles are available?

Night of Count Roles

  • Counter*: Counts the homeless, gets fully trained prior to deployment.
  • Volunteer Trainer*: Trains and prepares volunteers on how to count the homeless.
  • Deployment Site Coordinator*: Manages night-of-count volunteer activities, including set-up of deployment site, volunteer arrival, team deployments, and clean-up efforts.
  • Assistant Deployment Site Coordinator: Assists the deployment site coordinator with night-of-count volunteer activities.

Pre-Count Roles

  • Volunteer Recruiter: Signs up volunteers for the count, raises awareness about homelessness in your community.
  • Office Volunteer: Help us with the administrative pieces of the homeless count, at LAHSA's or a Count Community's office.

*Must be at least 18 years of age.