Data Prepared by Los Angeles
Homeless Services Authority
Components of the Homeless
Street Count (all census tracts): Captures a point in time estimate of the
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.