Those without a permanent home will be counted in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties.
Volunteers will be conducting confidential and anonymous surveys in many cities, including Bend, Redmond, LaPine, Sisters, Prineville and Madras.
Individuals and families staying at weekly motels, shelters, transition housing, living with family or camping or sleeping in cars will be counted.
This count helps local agencies qualify for increased funding for those dealing with poverty or homlessness in central Oregon.
The last couple years, the homeless count was just over 2-thousand people in central Oregon.