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Homeless Count
By SPA

Thousands of volunteers participate annually in the January point-in-time count of the tens of thousands of homeless youth and families, veterans of the armed forces, and men and women who are our neighbors. The information gleaned from the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count is used by policymakers, advocates, and service providers to understand better and implement solutions to address homelessness. Here, you can narrow your search by looking for reports from past Homeless Counts or selecting a particular city or geographic community.

HOMELESSNESS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

MEASURING RESULTS, MONITORING PERFORMANCE, AND BUILDING ACCOUNTABILITY

Data is a critical tool for shaping the homeless services system to prevent and, eventually, end homelessness. Since homelessness is not a static or uniform experience, collecting data about the numbers and characteristics of those people experiencing homelessness helps us best understand and serve this vulnerable population.

Homeless Count

Every year, we count the number of people experiencing homelessness throughout the county through the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The Count helps us better understand homelessness in our region and direct resources where they’re needed most. Thousands of volunteers canvas more than 80 cities and 200 communities across LA County.

Click the button below to see the most recent LAHSA's Homelessness Statistics by City Quarterly Report.

Our current report contains data from quarters Jan to Dec 2019.

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Understanding Data Collection

LAHSA uses a well-established methodology for determining the total homeless population for each neighborhood. Its main component, the Point-In-Time Count, sees thousands of volunteers across Los Angeles County count the tens of thousands of homeless youth and families, veterans of the armed forces, and men and women who are our neighbors. The information gleaned from the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count is used by policymakers, advocates, and service providers to understand better and implement solutions to address homelessness.

The Count Timeline

Activity

Youth count launch

 
 
 
 
 
Sep 27
Oct 17
 
 
 
 
 

Activity

Homeless Count - Internal Launch

Activity

Homeless Count - External Launch

 
 
 
 
 
Oct 23
Dec 2
 
 
 
 
 

Data

Demographic Survey begins

Activity

Begin Street Count

 
 
 
 
 
Jan 21
Feb 1
 
 
 
 
 

Data

First draft of Street Count Data

Data

Final draft of Street Count Data

 
 
 
 
 
Feb 21
Mar 1
 
 
 
 
 

Activity

End of demographic surveying

Data

Complete review of data

 
 
 
 
 
Apr 23
Apr 30
 
 
 
 
 

Data

Submit PIT Count to HDX website

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Data is at the center of all of LAHSA's work—it informs our efforts in outreach, homelessness prevention, housing navigation, and
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