By: David Goldstein | CBS Los Angeles
There are new questions about the accuracy of this year’s Los Angeles homeless count. It was just completed last month, but some volunteers are telling KCAL News about problems trying to report the numbers. It’s the second year in a row we’ve documented a lot of problems with the accuracy of this homeless count.
The federal government mandates that cities count the homeless every year because federal funds, in part, are based on those numbers. So getting it as accurate as possible is the key. But now, for a second year in a row, some who were involved in the count have questions.
“I’m completely convinced that the count is flawed, completely flawed,” said Jay Handal, who led 75 volunteers last month during the homeless count in West Los Angeles.
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