Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 42 / 19 October 2017
 

No change in SF’s LGBTQ homeless percentage

Homeless people slept in front of Most Holy Redeemer Church in the Castro district in this 2012 file photo. Photo: Rick Gerharter

Homeless people slept in front of Most Holy Redeemer Church in the Castro district in this 2012 file photo. Photo: Rick Gerharter

The percentage of San Francisco’s homeless population that identify as LGBTQ hasn’t changed since 2013, city officials announced today (Thursday, July 16).

According to the Human Services Agency, 29 percent of the city’s 6,686 homeless, or about 1,939 people, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. The data come from the 2015 Point in Time Homeless Count, which was earlier this year.

At the time of the count, 3,505 people were living without shelter, and 3,181 were staying in shelters, transitional housing, resource centers, residential treatment facilities, or jail or hospitals.

In 2013, the last time the count was done, there were 6,436 homeless people.

For more information about the 2015 Homeless Count, go to: www.sfgov.org/lhcb.

The Bay Area Reporter will have more on this story in the Thursday, July 23 edition.

 

— Seth Hemmelgarn, July 16, 2015 @ 11:58 am PST
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