Homeless Count Reports
How many people are currently homeless in Pasadena? How many of them are families, youth, or veterans? The answers to these questions and more can be answered by our annual point-in-time counts. This count, called the Homeless Count & Subpopulation Survey, provides a snapshot of homelessness in our community on one day. The count includes people who are both temporarily sheltered (e.g. emergency shelters and transitional housing) and unsheltered.
Point-in-time counts are important because they establish the dimensions of the problem of homelessness in our community and help us to plan services and programs to appropriately address our local needs, track our progress towards our goal of ending homelessness, and identify strengths and gaps in a community’s current homelessness assistance system.
On the night of the 2020 Homeless Count, there were a total of 527 people experiencing homelessness in Pasadena, which remains relatively unchanged from 2019 (n=542). While the exact number of people experiencing homelessness fluctuates on a daily basis, generally Pasadena’s numbers are flat compared to 2019 and following a steady downward trend since 2011.
On the night of the 2019 Homeless Count, there were 542 people experiencing homelessness in Pasadena. This snapshot in time represents a 20% decrease from 2018 (n=677) and demonstrates that continued support for strategic efforts to address homelessness has the capability to yield encouraging results.
On the night of the 2018 Pasadena Homeless Count, there were 677 people experiencing homelessness. That number is 18% more than in 2017 (575) and 28% more than in 2016 (530).
The 2017 Homeless Count was conducted on Wednesday, January 24, 2017 and found 575 homeless persons in the City of Pasadena. This year’s count showed a 53% decrease in homelessness since 2011.
The 2016 Homeless Count was conducted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and found 530 homeless persons in the City of Pasadena. This year’s count showed a 56% decrease in homelessness since 2011.
The 2014 homeless count found 666 homeless people living in Pasadena, down 14 percent from 2013. Approximately 70 volunteers conducted the count on January 22, 2014.
The 2013 Homeless Count found 772 homeless adults and children in the City of Pasadena. This was a 15% decrease in the number of homeless persons compared to 2012.
The 2012 Homeless Count found 904 homeless adults and children in the City of Pasadena. This represented a 26% decrease the number of homeless persons compared to 2011. Of the 904 persons, 225 or 25% were sheltered and 679 or 75% were unsheltered.
The 2011 Homeless Count found 1,216 homeless adults and children in the City of Pasadena. This number represents a 7% increase in the number of homeless persons compared to 2010.