The State of Homelessness

The State of HomelessnessThere are over 57,794 homeless men, women and children in Los Angeles County Continuum of Care CoC. Every number is a real person. And every person has his or her reasons: domestic violence, mental illness, the economy or simply “my mommy brought me here.”

Some are safe for the night in emergency shelters. Some are working their way toward self-sufficiency in transitional housing. Some sleep on the streets or in abandoned buildings, hungry, dirty and in harm’s way.

Whether or not they have roofs over their heads, these individuals call Los Angeles their home just like the rest of us.

For more information about the Homeless Count see