Volunteers canvas streets for homeless population

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Volunteers to canvas streets for homeless population Volunteers to canvas streets for homeless population
THE BRONX -

Volunteers walked the streets of the Bronx and other boroughs Monday night to get an estimate of how many homeless people there are in the city.

It is called the Hope Count. Hope stands for, Homeless Outreach Population Estimate.

The Department of Homeless Services and teams of volunteers canvassed the city's streets, parks and subways to try and record the number of people who do not have anywhere to live.

City officials say having an accurate estimate of the unsheltered population is crucial to combating homelessness.

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