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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.

Unsheltered homelessness countywide decreased by 5.1%.

45,252 people experience homelessness on any given night in the City of Los Angeles.

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

Unsheltered homelessness citywide decreased by 10.7%.

In 2023

How many people experiencing homelessness endured domestic violence? 18,345

6% were fleeing violence.

How many had chronic illness? 10,838

30% had substance abuse disorders.

25% suffered from serious mental illness.

How many were U.S. veterans? 3,681

What percentage were chronically homeless? 42%

What percentage were children under age 18? 8%

What percentage were transition-age youth (ages 18-24)? 5%

What about shelters?

By how much did shelter space increase countywide from 2023 to 2024? 12.7%

— In 2023, LA County had 26,245 shelter beds.

— In 2023, City of Los Angeles had 16,100 shelter beds.

The newly homeless

How many experienced homelessness for the first time in 2023? 9,322

How many eviction notices were filed in LA County in 2023? 77,049

96% were for non-payment of rent.

91% came with a 3-day notice.

What is the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in LA County? $2,349

What is the average amount of rent owed prior to eviction? $3,774

The housing crisis

How many more housing units does LA County need to meet housing demand? 456,643

— That’s a 33% increase over the current supply.

Less housing is being built now than at any point in the last 80 years.

What are we doing about it?

How much has LA County spent on homelessness in 8 years? $10 billion (2016-2023)

— LA County spends $837,000 to house a single homeless person.

100,000+ people have come out of homelessness in the last five years.

— Homelessness in LA County increased by 72% from 2016 to 2023.

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