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In Pictures | The 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

In Pictures | The 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count
A homeless person sleeps in a park at the corner of W. 92nd Street and Sepulveda Blvd. as a plane comes in for a landing at the Los Angeles International Airport in Westchester. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

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.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

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.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

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.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

From left, volunteers Elizabeth Hansell, Jim Kennedy, Garrett Smith and Scott Carni confer while looking for homeless people at the Westchester Recreation Center.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Volunteers Elizabeth Hansell and Jim Kennedy count a homeless person sleeping outside the Westchester Recreation Center during the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.

(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Volunteers Jenny Mauries, left, and Karen Barnes approach a man sleeping on the floor at a Metro station Wednesday.

(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

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.

(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

A man crouched on the sidewalk was counted in the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count at the Universal City Metro station in Studio City.

(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

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.

(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

A person sits on the floor at Hollywood/Vine Metro station.

(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

A person sleeps beside an escalator at the Hollywood/Vine Metro station.

(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

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.

(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Kathy Creighton, left, Kamara Shephard and Ken Creighton map out their route while taking part in the homeless count in San Pedro.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Scott Carni searches for homeless people outside the Westchester Recreation Center during the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.

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