Homeless count underway in Chicago

January 22, 2013 8:44:45 PM PST
The homeless count started in Chicago Tuesday.

Hundreds of volunteers are involved in the effort that's conducted every two years.

Organizers said this is one of the best times to get an accurate count of the homeless because the cold attracts many to the city's shelters.

They also count people outside.

The final numbers help determine federal funding for the city's programs to help the homeless.