The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, “Social Determinants of Health Report: Housing and Health in Los Angeles County” Los Angeles 2015
Social Determinants of Health Report: Housing and Health in Los Angeles County
Search Terms: Homelessness, housing, housing instability, unaffordable housing
This report draws from the recent Los Angeles County Health Survey and the American Community Survey and reveals that affordable housing is out of reach for many adults in Los Angeles. Lack of affordable housing contributes to homelessness and 5.2% of adults reported being homeless or not having their own place to sleep in the previous 5 years. Homelessness is also linked to poor health status and difficulty meeting basic sustenance needs.