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Homelessness Jumps By 13% In LA County

Tents in front of L.A. City Hall in downtown Los Angeles. (Matt Tinoco/LAist)
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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.


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