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Fast Facts

No muss. No fuss. Just the latest data on homelessness in Los Angeles County.

  • According to the 2024 Los Angeles County Homeless Count, 75,312 people experience homelessness on any given night in LA County.

  • Homelessness in the county decreased by 0.27% from 2023 to 2024.

  • 45,252 unhoused people are located within the City of Los Angeles.

  • Homelessness in the city decreased by 2.2% from 2023 to 2024.

  • Unsheltered homelessness countywide decreased by 5.1%.

  • Unsheltered homelessness citywide decreased by 10.7%.

ABCs of LA Homelessness

What do all those letters stand for? A guide to homelessness acronyms and buzzwords.

  • CES – Coordinated Entry System

  • HACLA – Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

  • HMIS – Homeless Management Information System

  • LAHSA – Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

  • PEH – People Experiencing Homelessness

  • PIT – Point-in-Time Count

  • SPA – Service Planning Area

If You Need Help...

If you are experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County and need shelter, please call

If you are currently housed but facing an imminent eviction, you may qualify for an emergency loan. For more information,

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