You are here

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority details 2017 homeless data

Submitted Content
8:11 am PDT August 8, 2017

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority has released 2017 Homeless Count data for 210 communities across Los Angeles County, from Adams to Woodland Hills. 

The data were collected during the Point-in-Time Count conducted over three nights in January.

The released data show the number of sheltered and unsheltered — excluding youth — persons experiencing homelessness, community by community. An accompanying data visualization displays the same categories for 2016.

The data visualization can be viewed at

The detailed data by census tract can be downloaded by visiting

In 2017, Skid Row had the highest population of people experiencing homelessness, 4,485 — a figure that excludes unsheltered youth. Of that total, 2,546 were sheltered and 1,939 were unsheltered. Several communities reported no people experiencing homelessness in 2017.

The data for all 210 communities do not include unsheltered youth experiencing homelessness, defined as adults between the ages of 18 and 24, unaccompanied minors under the age of 18 without a parent or guardian, and children in young families with the head of household aged 24 or younger.

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages more than $243 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless persons. 

For more information, visit

Malibu’s homeless count over the years

LAHSA 2017 Homeless Count data

• Number of unsheltered individuals: 180

Where they were found

21 in cars

46 in makeshift shelters

19 in RVs/campers

19 in tents

18 in vans

57 on the street

LAHSA 2016 Homeless Count data

• Number of unsheltered individuals: 161

Where they were found

17 in cars

38 in makeshift shelters

12 in RVs/campers

21 in tents

2 in vans

71 on the street

LAHSA 2015 Homeless Count data

• Number of unsheltered individuals: 22

Where they were found

8 in the street

7 in campers

4 in vans

2 in encampments

1 in a car

* Information compiled from