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April 2018, by Economic Roundtable. Underwritten by the Conrad Hilton Foundation
Chronic homelessness is a catastrophe and the result of multiple failures, both before and after the onset of homelessness. This meta-analysis of information about homelessness experienced in Los Angeles County frames issues to be addressed through direct services as well as research. It brings together 26 point-in-time data sets to provide a single panoramic description of people without homes who are living in places not meant for human habitation. The objective is to identify the common reality underlying the data and provide a description that is more comprehensive and reliable than information from any single source. Read the report here.
Search Terms: Los Angeles, census, aging, demographics, black, white, latino, veterans, homeless youth
Summary: Point-in-time count of homeless in Los Angeles focusing on geographic distribution and demographics, with special attention to categories such as veterans and youth. Significant findings include that the homeless population of the region is getting older and more white compared to last count in 2011, although the slight majority of homeless are African-American. The proportion of adult males increased significantly whereas the proportion of adult females, female children, and male children decreased.
Author:Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership
Search Terms: Hollywood, child protective services, juvenile justice system
Summary: Analyzes findings on how youth become homeless; their health, educational, and vocational needs; service utilization and experiences; and risk factors such as involvement with child protective services and justice systems. Recommends service improvements.
De Rosa CJ, Montgomery SB, Kipke MD, Iverson E, Ma JL, Unger JB.
Search Terms: homeless youths, service patterns, drop-in centers, service utilization, runaway youth, Los Angeles
Summary: This article describes service utilization patterns of homeless and runaway youth in a “service-rich” area of Los Angeles, California; identify demographic and other correlates of utilization; and contextualize the findings with qualitative data. Because shelters and drop-in centers act as gateways to other services and offer intervention potential for these hard-to-reach youth, it is vital that we understand the perceived barriers to service utilization