Homeless Count, Rules & Regulations Update
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has released its 2017 Homeless Count data for 210 communities across Los Angeles County. 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 (defined as adults between the ages of 18 and 24, unaccompanied minors under 18 without a parent or guardian, and children in young families with the head of household 24 or younger) — persons experiencing homelessness, community by community. An accompanying data visualization displays the same categories for 2016.
The data visualization can be viewed by clicking this link: https://www.lahsa.org/homeless-count/opt-in-communities
The detailed data by census tract can be downloaded by visiting this page: www.lahsa.org/documents?id=1495-homeless-count-2017
In 2017, Skid Row had the highest population of people experiencing homelessness, estimated at 4,485. Of that total, 2,546 were sheltered and 1,939 were unsheltered. Several communities reported no people experiencing homelessness in 2017.
For more information visit www.lahsa.org
New City Regulations Re: Vehicle Dwelling (LAMC 85.02)
Daytime: 6 am to 9 pm – Persons may live in their vehicles in most aeras of the
city that are more than 500 feet away from licensed schools, pre-schools,
daycare facilities, or parks.
Nightime: 9 pm to 6 am– Persons may live in their vehicles in non-residentially
zoned areas that are more than 500 feet away from licensed schools, pre-
schools, daycare facilties, or parks.
Living in a vehicle is prohibited at all times within 500 feet of parks, licensed
schools, pre-schools, or daycare facilities.
Persons living in their vehicles must comply with all posted parking restrictions at
Printed maps displaying where vehicle living is allowed are available at City Hall downtown, City Hall Van Nuys, local libraries and community police stations. Maps also are posted on the City’s website at: www.lacity.org/vehicledwelling
Maps will be updated periodically.
These regulations will be in effect through June 2018. For assistance with general questions please call 311 or email: email@example.com
Keeping our Streets Healthy / Rules governing homeless on the street
Sidewalks must always be clear so pedestrians and persons in wheelchairs can
Tents must be down from 6 am to 9 pm (unless raining)
There must be a 10 foot distance from doors and driveways
Personal property is limited to no more than 60 gallons
Nothing may be fastened or tied to private or government property
Individuals must move items quickly when the City comes to clean or make
Call 911 to report a crime
Call 800 854-7771 if someone has a mental health crisis
Call LAHSA at 213 225-6581, or 211 for shelter information
Call 213 806-6355 to locate removed items.
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