Connecting people to services in
Midtown Los Angeles
The Midtown Coalition is made up of local resident and business groups, government agencies, and social service organizations working together to address chronic homelessness in the Midtown Los Angeles Area. Today, the coalition has many partners throughout the community. If you’d like to join the coalition, please contact us!
Who we are:
The Midtown Coalition began as a grassroots community effort in 2015 to bring services to the underserved homeless community and visibility of need to the City of Los Angeles in the Midtown region. After successfully advocating for a Coordinated Entry System Coordinator through the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and a County-funded E6 Multi-disciplinary street outreach team, the Midtown Coalition transitioned to a 501c3 in early 2019 to better serve the needs of the community and the continually updating goals of the changing environment of homeless services.
Facts about homelessness:
According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, in 2019, approximately 50,000 to 60,000 persons may be found homeless on any given night in Los Angeles County, more than 44,000 of them on the streets. Youth, from minors through age 24, make up 8,915 of the county's homeless population (8,072 in 2018).
Although homeless people may be found throughout the county, the largest concentrations are in the central Los Angeles area (27%) and in South Los Angeles (16%). Most are from the Los Angeles area and stay in or near the communities from which they came. About 7% are veterans. African Americans make up 34% of Los Angeles County's homeless population - hughly disproportionate to the percentage of African Americans overall in Los Angeles County (about 8 percent).
Other Facts About the 2019 Homeless Population in Los Angeles County:
9% are under age 18.
31% are female.
15% are in family units (often headed by a single mother}.
16% are physically disabled.
28% are chronically homeless.
15% of homeless population have substance abuse disorders.
25% of homeless population suffers from serious mental illness.
7% of homeless population were victims of domestic/intimate partner violence.