The Los Angeles Times has mapped data on the location of Los Angeles County’s homeless population—an estimated 44,359 people in total. The data comes from a January 2015 survey conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, a joint city-county agency, to tally the homeless population. The points on the map correspond to homeless individuals, makeshift shelters, and lived-in vehicles, found in the 1,684 census tracts, but a point’s specific location within a tract is randomized to protect privacy.
Mapping L.A.’s Homeless
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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