Pasadena Releases Results of 2023 Point-In-Time Homeless Count

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Department of Housing staff will present the results of the 2023 Pasadena Homeless Count at the regular meeting of City Council on Monday, June 12.

The count was conducted on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, with night beginning at sunset on Jan. 24 and ending on Jan. 25. Despite permanently housing more people in 2022 than ever before, 556 people were experiencing homelessness on the night of the point-in-time count, marking a 9% increase from the 2022 count. This increase was driven by a rise in the number of people experiencing homelessness for the first time and a growing population of seniors (age 62+) experiencing homelessness. As such, these increasing inflows point to a need for even more emergency shelter and permanent housing, as well as expanded homelessness prevention resources.

In 2022, 310 people who experienced homelessness in Pasadena were permanently housed through programs operated in Pasadena and other parts of Los Angeles County. This represents a 48% growth in people permanently housed by Pasadena programs since 2019.

The homeless count results are one of many data sources the City uses to measure the prevalence of homelessness in Pasadena and does not reflect the total number of people who experience homelessness throughout the year. The results are particularly useful for tracking trends over time and learning about the demographics of the homeless population. More information can also be found at PasadenaHomelessCount.org.

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