Volunteers to count homeless in Santa Clara Co.

June 27, 2011 7:17:11 AM PDT
More than 500 volunteers will hit the streets of Santa Clara County Monday to count the number of homeless people there.

As they have done in years past, volunteers will interview homeless people and create a registry. It is part of the "Housing 1,000" campaign. The three-day project is a joint effort by Santa Clara County, the city of San Jose, and several homeless advocate groups.

The campaign's goal is to get 1,000 chronically-homeless people in Silicon Valley into permanent homes by 2013. Campaign organizers say there are currently about 7,000 homeless people in Santa Clara County.