Want to be part of an effort to track homelessness in Manhattan Beach? The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is looking for volunteers
to help with its annual homeless count to be held on January 26.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) conducts an
annual homeless count across Los Angeles County every January. This
count allows stakeholders to receive official statistics on homelessness. The homeless count is conducted throughout L.A. County, including in Manhattan Beach.
Last year, the 2021 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count was cancelled
due to the
This year, the homeless count will return to Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from approximately
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m, with a deployment site located at the Joslyn Community Center.
If you are interested in volunteering, sign up here
. Volunteers - who need to be at least 18 years old - will be fully trained that evening before going out to do the count.
The LAHSA is encouraging volunteers to sign up as teams of two or more. This
will allow teams to stay in a "count team bubble" with people they
know. If you do not have teammates at this time, you are still welcome
to sign up as an individual for the count. Others can join your team
later through this site, or you can be a part of a team created at your
Please note: LAHSA will require volunteers to wear masks at all
times, and volunteers are encouraged to be vaccinated.
The city has previously hosted deployment sites at Joslyn Community
Center for the county-wide 2018, 2019 and 2020 homeless counts.
For those years, 15 individuals were counted in Manhattan Beach in 2020, 21 individuals were
counted in 2019, and 41 individuals were counted in 2018.