The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005

2015 Summary

  Total Unsheltered Sheltered
LA County 44,359 31,018 13,341
LA Continuum of Care 41,174 28,948 12,226
LA City 25,686 17,687 7,999

LA Continuum of Care - Household Type

  Total Unsheltered Sheltered
Individuals1 33,389 25,818 7,571
Family Members2 7,505 2,898 4,607
Unaccompanied Children3 280 232 48

LA Continuum of Care - Subpopulations

About This Data (Click to open)

This homeless count data is based on point-in-time information provided to HUD by the Continuum of Cares (CoCs) located in the County of Los Angeles. The LA CoC, Glendale CoC, Long Beach CoC, and Pasadena CoC submitted the data above in the 2015 application for CoC Homeless Assistance Programs. CoCs are required to provide an unduplicated count of homeless persons according to HUD standards. HUD has conducted a limited data quality review but has not independently verified all of the information submitted by each CoC. The reader is therefore cautioned that since compliance with these standards may vary, the reliability and consistency of the homeless counts may also vary among CoCs. Additionally, a shift in the methodology a CoC uses to count the homeless may cause a change in homeless counts between reporting periods.

* Data not available at this time.

1 This category includes single adults, adult couples with no children, and groups of adults.

2 This category includes households with one adult and at least one child under age 18.

3 This category includes persons under age 18, including children in one-child households, adolescent parents and their children, adolescent siblings, or other household configurations composed only of children

2013 Summary

  Total Unsheltered Sheltered
LA County 39,463 25,136 14,327
LA Continuum of Care 35,524 22,590 12,934
LA City 22,993 14,968 8,025

LA Continuum of Care - Household Type

  Total Unsheltered Sheltered
Individuals1 28,029 19,803 8,226
Family Members2 6,678 2,071 4,607
Unaccompanied Children3 817 716 101

LA Continuum of Care - Subpopulations

About This Data (Click to open)

This homeless count data is based on point-in-time information provided to HUD by the Continuum of Cares (CoCs) located in the County of Los Angeles. The LA CoC, Glendale CoC, Long Beach CoC, and Pasadena CoC submitted the data above in the 2013 application for CoC Homeless Assistance Programs. CoCs are required to provide an unduplicated count of homeless persons according to HUD standards. HUD has conducted a limited data quality review but has not independently verified all of the information submitted by each CoC. The reader is therefore cautioned that since compliance with these standards may vary, the reliability and consistency of the homeless counts may also vary among CoCs. Additionally, a shift in the methodology a CoC uses to count the homeless may cause a change in homeless counts between reporting periods.

1 This category includes single adults, adult couples with no children, and groups of adults.

2 This category includes households with one adult and at least one child under age 18.

3 This category includes persons under age 18, including children in one-child households, adolescent parents and their children, adolescent siblings, or other household configurations composed only of children

2011 Summary

  Total Unsheltered Sheltered
LA County 39,135 20,517 19,176
LA Continuum of Care 34,343 17,740 17,161
LA City * * *

LA Continuum of Care - Household Type

  Total Unsheltered Sheltered
Individuals1 25,038 15,497 9,541
Family Members2 9,218 1,964 7,254
Unaccompanied Children3 87 279 366

LA Continuum of Care - Subpopulations

About This Data (Click to open)

This homeless count data is based on point-in-time information provided to HUD by the Continuum of Cares (CoCs) located in the County of Los Angeles. The LA CoC, Glendale CoC, Long Beach CoC, and Pasadena CoC submitted the data above in the 2011 application for CoC Homeless Assistance Programs. CoCs are required to provide an unduplicated count of homeless persons according to HUD standards. HUD has conducted a limited data quality review but has not independently verified all of the information submitted by each CoC. The reader is therefore cautioned that since compliance with these standards may vary, the reliability and consistency of the homeless counts may also vary among CoCs. Additionally, a shift in the methodology a CoC uses to count the homeless may cause a change in homeless counts between reporting periods.

* Data not available at this time.

1 This category includes single adults, adult couples with no children, and groups of adults.

2 This category includes households with one adult and at least one child under age 18.

3 This category includes persons under age 18, including children in one-child households, adolescent parents and their children, adolescent siblings, or other household configurations composed only of children

2009 Summary

  Total Unsheltered Sheltered
LA County 38,602 21,073 16,745
LA Continuum of Care 33,243 18,409 14,050
LA City * * *

LA Continuum of Care - Household Type

  Total Unsheltered Sheltered
Individuals1 27,720 17,102 9,834
Family Members2 4,885 1,011 3,874
Unaccompanied Children3 638 296 342

LA Continuum of Care - Subpopulations

About This Data (Click to open)

This homeless count data is based on point-in-time information provided to HUD by the Continuum of Cares (CoCs) located in the County of Los Angeles. The LA CoC, Glendale CoC, Long Beach CoC, and Pasadena CoC submitted the data above in the 2009 application for CoC Homeless Assistance Programs. CoCs are required to provide an unduplicated count of homeless persons according to HUD standards. HUD has conducted a limited data quality review but has not independently verified all of the information submitted by each CoC. The reader is therefore cautioned that since compliance with these standards may vary, the reliability and consistency of the homeless counts may also vary among CoCs. Additionally, a shift in the methodology a CoC uses to count the homeless may cause a change in homeless counts between reporting periods.

* Data not available at this time.

1 This category includes single adults, adult couples with no children, and groups of adults.

2 This category includes households with one adult and at least one child under age 18.

3 This category includes persons under age 18, including children in one-child households, adolescent parents and their children, adolescent siblings, or other household configurations composed only of children

2007 Summary

  Total Unsheltered Sheltered
LA County 52,956 39,168 13,788
LA Continuum of Care 47,862 36,420 11,442
LA City * * *

LA Continuum of Care - Household Type

  Total Unsheltered Sheltered
Individuals1 42,897 34,698 8,199
Family Members2 3,677 652 3,025
Unaccompanied Children3 1,288 1,070 218

LA Continuum of Care - Subpopulations

About This Data (Click to open)

This homeless count data is based on point-in-time information provided to HUD by the Continuum of Cares (CoCs) located in the County of Los Angeles. The LA CoC, Glendale CoC, Long Beach CoC, and Pasadena CoC submitted the data above in the 2007 application for CoC Homeless Assistance Programs. CoCs are required to provide an unduplicated count of homeless persons according to HUD standards. HUD has conducted a limited data quality review but has not independently verified all of the information submitted by each CoC. The reader is therefore cautioned that since compliance with these standards may vary, the reliability and consistency of the homeless counts may also vary among CoCs. Additionally, a shift in the methodology a CoC uses to count the homeless may cause a change in homeless counts between reporting periods.

* Data not available at this time.

1 This category includes single adults, adult couples with no children, and groups of adults.

2 This category includes households with one adult and at least one child under age 18.

3 This category includes persons under age 18, including children in one-child households, adolescent parents and their children, adolescent siblings, or other household configurations composed only of children

2005 Summary

  Total Unsheltered Sheltered
LA County 65,287 53,429 11,858
LA Continuum of Care 59,233 49,355 9,878
LA City * * *

LA Continuum of Care - Household Type

  Total Unsheltered Sheltered
Individuals1 37,957 31,049 6,908
Family Members2 19,882 17,202 2,680
Unaccompanied Children3 1,394 1,104 290

LA Continuum of Care - Subpopulations

About This Data (Click to open)

This homeless count data is based on point-in-time information provided to HUD by the Continuum of Cares (CoCs) located in the County of Los Angeles. The LA CoC, Glendale CoC, Long Beach CoC, and Pasadena CoC submitted the data above in the 2005 application for CoC Homeless Assistance Programs. CoCs are required to provide an unduplicated count of homeless persons according to HUD standards. HUD has conducted a limited data quality review but has not independently verified all of the information submitted by each CoC. The reader is therefore cautioned that since compliance with these standards may vary, the reliability and consistency of the homeless counts may also vary among CoCs. Additionally, a shift in the methodology a CoC uses to count the homeless may cause a change in homeless counts between reporting periods.

* Data not available at this time.

1 This category includes single adults, adult couples with no children, and groups of adults.

2 This category includes households with one adult and at least one child under age 18.

3 This category includes persons under age 18, including children in one-child households, adolescent parents and their children, adolescent siblings, or other household configurations composed only of children


Sign Up for Homeless Count Updates