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Oakland Mayor Schaaf, Supervisor Chan to Participate in Homeless Persons Count

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    Oakland Mayor Schaaf, Supervisor Chan to Participate in Homeless Persons Count
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    More than 200 homeless guides and 600 volunteers, along with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, will participate in the county's homeless persons point-in-time count of unsheltered residents early Wednesday morning.

    Volunteers and guides will congregate at Oakland City Hall's council chambers at 5 a.m. before heading out to locations across the county.

    "Every single person counts," Schaaf said in a statement. "It's critical that we account for every individual experiencing homelessness."

    The count is taken every two years and according to city officials, is required for federal funding.

    "The point-in-time count is vitally important because it determines how much funding we will receive to provide the services, support and shelter for those who need it," Chan said in a statement.

    The last count was taken in January 2017 and recorded 5,629 homeless persons and 3,863 without shelter.

    For more information on the 2017 count, click here.

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