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Homelessness in Los Angeles in January 2020, estimated at 41,290 people in the City of Los Angeles. This is an increase of 14.2% over the previous year (with a 12.7% increase in the overall homeless population of LA County).
The epicenter of homelessness in Los Angeles is the Skid Row neighborhood, which is estimated at about 8,000 homeless people, one of the largest stable populations of homeless people in the United States. The increased homeless population in Los Angeles has been attributed to lack of housing affordability and to substance abuse. Almost 60 percent of the 82,955 people who became newly homeless in 2019 said their homelessness was because of economic hardship.
Black people are roughly four times more likely to experience homelessness in Los Angeles.
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