Chair Horvath on the 2024 Homeless Count Results

Chair Horvath on the 2024 Homeless Count Results 1024 888 Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath


June 28, 2024

Los Angeles, CAAt a press conference held this morning, Lindsey P. Horvath, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission joined LAHSA to announce the results of the 2024 Point-In-Time Homeless Count. The federally-required annual count of Los Angeles County’s unhoused community members found that countywide homelessness has not increased for the first time in seven years.

This comes after Chair Horvath appointed herself to the LAHSA Commission and declared homelessness an emergency in Los Angeles County, expediting resources, solutions, and accountability across the homeless services system.

Los Angeles County’s point-in-time estimate declined by 0.27% to 75,518. The estimate for unsheltered homelessness in the County decreased by approximately 5.1% to 52,365 compared with last year, while the shelter count increased by 12.7% to 22,947.

Chair Horvath joined Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and LAHSA CEO Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum to announce the results. Chair Horvath shared:

“This year’s Homeless Count shows that we are finally moving in the right direction. Our coordinated emergency response to end our homelessness crisis is beginning to show improvement.

These results are validation, not victory. We must continue to move with urgency across all levels of government and in every community in Los Angeles County to bring our unhoused neighbors inside.

For more meaningful progress, we must strengthen tenant protections and programs to keep people housed. We must also create the permanent, supportive, affordable housing that so many vulnerable Angelenos desperately need. We know what to do and we have no time to waste.”

For complete count details, visit LAHSA’s website. For more information on results of Los Angeles County’s homelessness emergency. visit our Homeless Initiative website.



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