Homelessness Jumps By 13% In LA County
L.A. County's annual homeless count numbers are now out, and they show homelessness has increased by about 13%.
According to the count, 66,433 Angelenos are now experiencing homelessness on any given night, up from about 59,000 last year.
Some key stats:
- Senior (62+) homelessness is up 20%.
- Homelessness is rising fastest in the Antelope Valley, South Los Angeles, and the South Bay.
- 71% of the people who are homeless in Los Angeles County have lived here for more than 10 years.
- Black residents are overrepresented by a factor of four. Though black people make up 7.9% of L.A. County’s population, they comprise 33.7% of those experiencing homelessness.
LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THE COUNT FOUND: