Homelessness Statistics for San Luis Obispo, CA

, California

Total Homeless persons in San Luis Obispo County California in 2019

1,483

There are an estimated 1,483 homeless individuals in San Luis Obispo County California. That is a 35% change from 2018.

The homelessness statistics listed are collected from HUD and from the Homeless Shelter Directory database for 2019

Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals in families

138

There are 138 in San Luis Obispo that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

84

There are 84 in San Luis Obispo that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

173

There are 138 in San Luis Obispo that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

1088

There are 138 in San Luis Obispo that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

46

There are 46 in San Luis Obispo that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

21

There are 21 in San Luis Obispo that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in San Luis Obispo County California in 2019

67

There are an estimated 1,483 homeless individuals in San Luis Obispo County California. That is a 35% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in San Luis Obispo County California

Total Chronic Homeless in San Luis Obispo County California

261

There are -34 less homeless individuals in San Luis Obispo County California than in 2018. That is a -12% drop .

What is Chronic Homeless?

Chronic homelessness refers to people who have found themselves experiencing homelessness repeatedly and is often accompanied with mental ilness or substance abuse.

Chronically homeless individuals have been on the streets for a long time, potentially years.

Sheltered Chronic

Sheltered chronic

27

There are 46 in San Luis Obispo that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

234

There are 21 in San Luis Obispo that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in San Luis Obispo County California

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

5

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

139

Total Veteran Homeless

144

There are more homeless individuals in San Luis Obispo County California than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in San Luis Obispo County California

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

6

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

168

Total Homeless Youth

174

There are -36 more homeless youths in San Luis Obispo County California than in 2018. That is a -17% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in San Luis Obispo County California

609

This figure represents the total number of beds available in all categories of Housing.

Total number of shelters in San Luis Obispo County California

2

What are Emergency Shelters?

Emergency Shelters are places where the homeless can find a safe place to stay in case of sudden loss of housing. There are about 197 emergency shelter beds in San Luis Obispo County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 29 Transitional Housing beds in San Luis Obispo County.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

Permanent Supportive Housing is a long-term housing service for the elderly or vulnurable population struggling to stay above the poverty line. There are about 346 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in San Luis Obispo County.

What is Rapid Re-Housing?

Rapid re-housing is a short-term rental assistance service with the purpose of helping people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. There are about 33 Rapid Re-Housing beds in San Luis Obispo County.

San Luis Obispo County, California Homeless Shelters and Services

2 Homeless Shelter Listings in San Luis Obispo County

40 Prado Road

40 Prado Road

San Luis Obispo, CA

The 40 Prado Homeless Services Center is a 365 days per year facility that helps individuals and families improve their health and stability and move them towards self-sufficiency.  Services avai [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 16, 2020
ECHO (El Camino Homeless Organization)

ECHO (El Camino Homeless Organization)

Atascadero, CA

50 bed homeless shelter for homeless individuals and families. Serves all of San Luis Obispo County.Office Hours: Mondays through Fridays 10am to 6pm. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 2, 2020

Point-In-Time Count Summary

Total Homeless Total Families Total Chronic Total Veterans Total Youth
2015
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
119
1038
273
85


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


90
22


6
382


17
113


5
389
2015 Total 1,515 112 388 130 394
2016
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
162
1038
83
85


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


26
22


6
382


48
113


17
389
2016 Total 1,368 48 388 161 406
2017
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
168
809
135
13


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


44
5


16
260


8
76


9
187
2017 Total 1,125 49 276 84 196
2018
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
184
809
89
13


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


33
5


35
260


17
76


23
187
2018 Total 1,095 38 295 93 210
2019
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
173
1088
138
84


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


46
21


27
234


5
139


6
168
2019 Total 1,483 67 261 144 174
*Key
  • SI: Individuals in shelters
  • UI: Unsheltered individuals
  • IFS: Individuals in families shelters
  • UIF : Unsheltered individuals in families
  • S: Sheltered
  • H: Homeless

Homelessness Behavioral and Performance Statistics

Avg days* Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Return rate* Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months 1st time* Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Temp 2 Perm* Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Supp 2 Perm* Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH
2015 122 6.3% 1329 13.1% 85.7%
2016 138 3.0% 1154 17.7% 89.6%
2017 76 8.1% 993 14.2% 85.7%
2018 84 3.6% 991 31.0% 90.9%
2019 62 3.7% 968 34.3% 90.4%
*Key
  • Avg days: Average Length of Time Homeless (days)
  • Return rate: Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months
  • 1st time: Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time
  • Temp 2 Perm : Rate People Exit from Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Re-housing to Permanent Housing
  • Supportive 2 Perm: Rate People in Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Permanent Housing Retain or Exit to Permanent Housing

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