Homeless Count by Council District - 2018

Data Prepared by Los Angeles Homeless Services AuthoritySeptember 5  2018Components of the Homeless CountStreet 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.NotesStreet Count data includes homeless persons found outside, including persons found residing in cars, vans, campers/RVs, tents and makeshift shelters. The following conversion factors were used to estimate the number of persons living in cars, vans, campers/RVs, tents and makeshift shelters if enumerators encountered homeless persons living in these environments. Individuals: Cars = 1.54, Vans = 1.62, RV's = 1.76, Tents = 1.52 and Makeshift Shelters = 1.67. Family Members: Cars = 2.96, Vans = 2.43, RV's = 3.45, Tents = 2.75 and Makeshift Shelters = 2.42. Demographic survey interviews conducted with 4,934 homeless persons from December 2017 to March 2018 determined these conversion factors for the average number of homeless persons in cars, vans, campers/RVs, tents and makeshift shelters. Please visit https://www.lahsa.org/homeless-count/home to view and download data.Last updated 9/5/2018

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