Homeless Count by Council District - 2017

Data Prepared by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

July 26 2017

Components of the Homeless Count

Street Count (all census tracts): Captures a point in time estimate of the unsheltered population.

Shelter Count (from Homeless Management Integration System): Captures the homeless population in emergency shelters, transitional housing, safe havens and vouchered motels/hotels.

Youth Count (sample census tracts): Collaborative process with youth stakeholders to better understand and identify homeless youth.

Demographic Survey (sample census tracts): Captures the demographic characteristics of the unsheltered homeless population.


Street Count Data include persons found outside, including persons found living in cars, vans, campers/RVs, tents, and makeshift shelters. The conversion factors used to estimate the number of persons found living outside are the following: For families—Makeshift Shelter = 3.69, Car = 2.96, Van = 3.46, Camper/RV = 3.52, Tent = 3.78; For Individuals—Makeshift Shelter = 1.92, Car = 1.52, Van = 1.77, Camper/RV = 2.05, Tent = 1.69.

Please visit https://www.lahsa.org/homeless-count/home to view and download data.

Last updated 7/26/2017

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