Looking in Vans and Under Bridges to Count the Homeless in Mendocino County

Jan 31, 2018

Homeless man sleeping.
Credit Sara Ristić

On a single night in January, volunteers all over the country participate in a federal program counting homeless people in their communities. This so-called “point in time” count occurs when the weather is at its worst in many parts of the U.S.

In Mendocino County, the count began at 5 a.m. on January 25 at a soup kitchen in the county seat. Reporter Sarah Reith was there.

For more on the homeless count, visit the page at the Department of Housing and Urban Development describing the program