Take Two

Annual homeless count focuses on youth

4 - Homeless Count Hollywood Street Kids Youth Census

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A group of homeless travelers eat food that they purchased with McDonald's gift cards that they received after completing the Homeless Count survey.

 As the homeless population moves around, the government tries to determine where services are most needed. One night every year, the federal Housing and Urban Development agency requires what's called a "Point in Time" count to get a better estimate of the number of homeless in shelters and on the streets at a single point-in-time. This year, the focus was on youth. Alice Daniel of the California Report has the story from Fresno. 

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