Homeless Numbers in El Sereno
Tent encampments persist
For years, public opinion polls have found homelessness to be the most important issue to voters in Los Angeles. Elected officials and nonprofits are racing to provide more housing, including a recently opened 224-bed Tiny Homes Village in Highland Park near the 110 Freeway. Yet solutions can’t come fast enough when tens of thousands of people remain on the streets. Across Los Angeles, people are angry about encampments, charging that they can bring increased crime, garbage and noise. Complaints to the city frequently follow, and they have ticked up in the past few months.
El Sereno calls about encampments
Jan. 1–Oct. 31, 2021: 152.
Jan. 1–Oct. 31, 2020: 317.
Change: 52.1% decrease.
Rank: Number 68 out of 110 neighborhoods for total number of complaints about encampments.
Note: The number of complaints about encampments does not necessarily match the number of people experiencing homelessness in a neighborhood. In fact, some places that complain the most have some of the lowest levels of homelessness.