- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some of Los Angeles’ wealthiest areas have gotten the first count of homeless on their streets.

The census is conducted every two years elsewhere in the city, as part of an effort to track changes in the size and location of the homeless population.

Now, residents of neighborhoods including Brentwood and Pacific Palisades on Los Angeles’ west side have done their own tally.

Homeless are not new to Brentwood, where the unofficial total from the count last week was 70 people.

Volunteer Michelle Bisnoff told the Los Angeles Times (https://tinyurl.com/ney4ktr ) that was twice as many as she expected.



She said the neighborhood’s wealth isn’t what attracts homeless but rather its location near freeways and hospitals, as well as church feedings.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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