WHAT DOES HOMELESSNESS LOOK LIKE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

WHAT DOES HOMELESSNESS LOOK LIKE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

Today the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) released its geographic analysis of the 2011 Homeless Count.  The analysis provides an in-depth look at homelessness in each region of the County to help us better understand the solutions needed in each community.  Critical to the accuracy of this geographic analysis is the “Opt-In Program,” in which cities can choose to have their region fully counted through the Homeless Count.

We are pleased to highlight that LAHSA experienced a 119% increase in the Opt-In Area participation since 2009.  Though lower than the goal stated in Home For Good, this is still marked progress on the path to fully understanding the scope of homelessness in every community in our region.

Earlier this year, LAHSA released its report stating that there are currently 51,340 homeless individuals in Los Angeles County 18% of whom are veterans and 31% of whom are chronically homeless.  This geographic analysis breaks down the Homeless Count by Service Planning Area (SPA), Supervisorial District, and L.A. City Council District and provides greater details on age, gender, and ethnicity.

In addition to thanking all of the regions that volunteered to be part of the Opt-In Program, we would also like to acknowledge the 4,000 volunteers who made the count possible.  This Count is critical to the success of Home For Good in that it helps us understand the needs in each community so we can end homelessness for good.  Thank you, LAHSA, Opt-In cities, and volunteers!

You can read the entire LAHSA report here.

Reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.