In Pictures | The 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count
The annual three-day effort to update Los Angeles County’s homeless figures is underway. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires the count in all areas that seek federal funds to address homelessness.
After last year’s count, officials said there were nearly 58,000 homeless people in the county. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will release this year’s results in the spring. It is the first census since funds began to flow from two recent tax measures for homeless services and housing.
Volunteers Elizabeth Hansell and her husband Jim Kennedy count a homeless person sleeping outside the Westchester Recreation Center during the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in Westchester.
A homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk along Sepulveda Boulevard in Westchester was counted by a team of volunteers taking part in the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.
From left, volunteers Elizabeth Hansell, Jim Kennedy, Garrett Smith and Scott Carni confer while looking for homeless people at the Westchester Recreation Center.
Volunteers Elizabeth Hansell and Jim Kennedy count a homeless person sleeping outside the Westchester Recreation Center during the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.
Volunteers Jenny Mauries, left, and Karen Barnes approach a man sleeping on the floor at a Metro station Wednesday.
Andrew Tisbert, left, an outreach specialist with PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), speaks with Anthonie Johnson while riding the Metro Red Line during the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.
A man crouched on the sidewalk was counted in the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count at the Universal City Metro station in Studio City.
A person sleeps at the Hollywood/Vine Metro station in Los Angeles, where the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count was underway. The three-day count seeks to put a number on the county's homeless population.
A person sits on the floor at Hollywood/Vine Metro station.
A person sleeps beside an escalator at the Hollywood/Vine Metro station.
A homeless man with swollen legs and wearing a hospital gown sits on a bench at the Metro Civic Center station in downtown Los Angeles.
Kathy Creighton, left, Kamara Shephard and Ken Creighton map out their route while taking part in the homeless count in San Pedro.
Scott Carni searches for homeless people outside the Westchester Recreation Center during the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.