Glendale officials need volunteers to help count the homeless in the area.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires Continuums of Care across the country undertake community-wide efforts to collect information on the number and characteristics of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
The count helps give a reliable data on the number, characteristics, and service needs of individuals, families and unaccompanied children experiencing homelessness, according to the city.
Accurate data helps communities to:
- Understand changes in trends among homeless populations;
- Adjust the types of programs and services available according to need and use resources as efficiently as possible;
- Raise public awareness about the issue of homelessness;
- Measure community progress towards preventing and ending homelessness.
For more information or questions regarding the count please contact Ivet Samvelyan at (818) 548-3720 or via email at ISamvelyan@ci.glendale.ca.us.