Capacity Building Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System FileShare Funding HMIS Homeless Count Resource Management System Housing Extension LA-HOP Legislative Affairs MyOrg People New Policy Veterans By Name EGMS (LAHSA staff) EGMSAll Apps
February 24, 2021 | 1,307 total views

The 2020 Los Angeles Homeless Count yielded interesting data about unsheltered Older Adults (55+) in Los Angeles. The findings support the increased interest in older adult homeless seen throughout older adult service and homeless service agencies throughout the county and offer insights into this vulnerable population.

Here are some highlights of the findings:

  • Older Adult homelessness increased 20 percent from 2017-2020.
  • 80 percent of unsheltered older adults are male
  • 40 percent of unsheltered older adults are Black/African American, 25 percent of are Hispanic/Latinx, and 30 percent are White.
  • 90 percent of unsheltered Older Adults resided in Los Angeles County prior to becoming unsheltered.
  • 50 percent site that economic hardship led to their unsheltered experience.

For more details on out finding about unsheltered Older Adults from the 2020 Homeless Count, visit out Older Adult Dashboard Summary.


2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count Results
Project Roomkey
COVID-19 Guidance for Los Angeles County Homeless Services Community
2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count Data Sheets
2016 Crisis and Bridge Housing and Services for Individuals and Youth Request for Proposals (RFP) Addendum #1