How many homeless people live in WeHo?

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City-level results from this year’s homeless count have been published by LAHSA, and they show a slight decline in the number of “unsheltered” people living in West Hollywood, mirroring the countywide trend.

According to the oft-criticized survey, LAHSA volunteers discovered 65 homeless people in WeHo when they conducted the count in January — 18 fewer people than they pinpointed in 2023.

They found six people living in cars, vans or RVs, and just two people living in makeshift shelters. The number of tents they found was zero.

As was expected, the survey’s modest tallies fail to capture the scale of the homelessness crisis as WeHoans see it day in and day out. What effect the city’s Holloway homeless facility, set to open in December, will have on next year’s count is anyone’s guess.

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Vlad
Vlad
6 days ago

More then that

Good Samaritan
Good Samaritan
11 days ago

I offered this lady my hotdog & she said, “No, thank you, I’m a vegetarian.” Truth

Jimmy
Jimmy
11 days ago

I wish that people would stop with the dramatics and exaggerations of how many unhoused they actually see. No thete are not tons more. No there are not thousands. No there are not even hundreds. Some people see one or two unhoused people and suddenly they see hundreds in their head. This is a trumpion tactic. Stick with the real numbers. Then we can all get a real grasp on how to solve the problem.

Andrew Solomon
Andrew Solomon
11 days ago

I participated in the homelessness count this past year as a volunteer. There were about 15-20 volunteers total. The count takes place at night, the goal being to count the number of people who are sleeping on the street and don’t have a shelter or bed at night. This is how it’s done every year so that you can compare from the same methodology and point in time. The volunteers work in teams of two and you have a certain number of streets assigned to you. You either walk or slowly drive up and down these streets and mark on… Read more »

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WehoQueen
WehoQueen
12 days ago

Cities are for people who can afford to live there. That is, either owning property or paying rent. Get vagrants, trespassers and other freeloaders out of the cities, and way out into free government provided tents and free food far out in the desert. It’s not rocket science. This easily fixable problem has gone on far too long with the Horvaths, Sepis, Byers and Ericksons of the world ruining everyone’s life encouraging more of these “unhoused” people to live in Weho. I’m sure the nearly million dollar free homes at the Holloway Luxury Freebie Apartments will solve the problem completely.… Read more »

Curtis
Curtis
11 days ago
Reply to  WehoQueen

Who pays for the transportation to get there as well as the tents & food?

Liz
Liz
6 days ago
Reply to  WehoQueen

Have you considered that the vagrants you speak of are people that used to be able to afford living in cities? A lot of city dwellers are an emergency away from being unable to afford their places of living. Have you ever attempted to put yourself in anyone else’s shoes but your own? The desert is experiencing triple digit temperatures right now. How do you expect the freeloaders that you speak of to get there? How are they going to eat?

Neighbor
Neighbor
12 days ago

I believe this number. The homeless people are mostly on S,M. Blvd, all the way from La Brea to Pavillions, then they cease to exist. In fact, by my own observation, I don’t think there are 65. Sunset Blvd, Beverly Blvd, Melrose, no. Several of them virtually live in my neighborhood & 1 has built a lean-to in some nearby bushes, but otherwise they hang out outside 711s. We’ll probably have even more homeless in our neighborhood as soon as the homeless “rehabilitation” facility opens. Hotel Happiness or Hotel Hell? We’ll see.

Mike
Mike
12 days ago

Talk about damage control ! They spent all of the money that was supposed to go to house the homeless,and now they are saying that there’s less homeless people living in west Hollywood ? West Hollywood doesn’t even house the homeless,They try to ran them out of west Hollywood with the block by block patrol,but that doesn’t work more show up !

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sfdfsdfs
sfdfsdfs
12 days ago

they cannot count!!! There are TONNNNNS more!!!!

JF1
JF1
12 days ago

Seriously? This has to be a joke.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
12 days ago

Okay that lady pictured is truly out of her mind. I feel really bad for her

WehoQueen
WehoQueen
12 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

It’s amazing that you have this psychic ability to judge someone’s mental state, just by a photo. You should be working for the government with this skill.

:dpb
:dpb
12 days ago

Obviously the homeless counter is blind and/or just can’t count. Even the picture used for this article is skewed… the tiddiest homeless cart ever. Walk by Pavilions, it’s gross out there + you’ll get the real picture.

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greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
12 days ago
Reply to  :dpb

How can a picture be skewed? I wouldn’t call that a tidy homeless cart. She’s hoarding trash and very dirty items.

outraged
outraged
12 days ago

These false statistics about the homeless population in West Hollywood and LA are criminal attempts to lie to the public. It’s obvious to anyone that tries to walk down Santa Monica Blvd. that the problem has increased exponentially.

Half of the street people would be in jail in a normal society, the rest in mental institutions.

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