According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, the point-in-time homeless population in Los Angeles County (County) was 53,195—a decrease of 3% from 2017. The figure below shows the homeless count (including sheltered and unsheltered population) in the Westside subregion in 2017 and 2018. Overall, the homeless population in the Westside decreased by 8 percent between 2017 and 2018. For more detailed information on the homeless count for each jurisdiction, visit www.lahsa.org/dashboards?id=13-count-by-city-community&ref=hc.


Every year, LAHSA conducts a census of the homeless population through the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The Count helps us better understand homelessness in our region and direct resources where they are needed most. To volunteer and register for the next homeless count, visit www.theycountwillyou.org.