BY LUKE FUNK
The New York City Department of Homeless Services conducts a yearly survey of the streets of the city to count the number of homeless who are not in shelters.
As a side note, Los Angeles continues to lead the nation with over 90,000-100,000+ homeless. On any given night, the number of homeless on the streets of Los Angeles exceeds the population of Santa Barbara.
This post seems to have a long term following. I am updating the post with the September figures from Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles so folks can see what the numbers look like in a given month.
Each day, we served an average of 3,185 meals.
Total September Meals: 95,545
avg/day: 3,185 (4% increase) (The increases noted are over the same month last year)
Nights of Shelter:
Total: 25,227 avg: 841 /night
Total 3811 avg 127/night
Total 2090 avg 70/night (40% increase)
URM: We served an average of 841 people per night between URM downtown and Hope Gardens , with 128 of those being children. Included is an average of 70 families per night.
URM: Out of the families, an average of 13 are either 2-parent or single father families.