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Youth Count Sampling and Extrapolation Methodology

August 14, 2017 | August 17, 2017

Since 2016, LAHSA has used the Youth Count Survey as a tool to capture the demographic characteristics of youth experiencing homelessness. Based on the number of surveys we collect, we estimate approximately how many youth are experiencing unsheltered homelessness based on HUD definition. The documents below explains how LAHSA uses the number of completed surveys to estimate the number of unsheltered youth during the Count.