In Los Angeles County, there was a 23% increase in the homeless population in 2017 and on a single night an estimated
Est. 59,000 Homeless
People in LA County
What's driving these high numbers? Some of the key factors consist of LA's expensive housing market, in addition to a legacy of redlining and housing discrimination leaving Black and Brown community members particularly vulnerable to homelessness.
900+ Homeless People Die in the
Streets of Los Angeles Per Year
On sidewalks, bus benches, and under freeways. These individuals are typically chronically homeless, thus putting them at higher risks of substance abuse, health, and behavioral issues. The overwhelming majority of these deaths are men.
36% of the Homeless
Population in LA is Black
Despite only making up around 8% of the city's population! This is unacceptable.