2022 Santa Monica Homeless Count
February 23, 2022, 11pm – 3am
Beach Lot 4 South, 2030 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Thanks to all the volunteers and City staff who participated in the 2022 Santa Monica Homeless Count! This year was unlike any other, and despite the challenges of conducting the Count during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, every census tract in the City’s 8 square miles was covered through the community’s collective efforts. Our complete count (which was held alongside the 2022 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count) ensures accurate data to document the number of people sleeping outside and in our local shelters. Count results measure how local and regional strategies are working and help inform how and where resources are deployed. To learn more about the importance of the Homeless Count, please click here.
The results of the Santa Monica’s Count are available here. City staff will be presenting an update to Council on homelessness efforts, including the results of the 2022 Santa Monica Homeless Count, at a special meeting on May 11th at 6pm. The community is invited to provide public comment in-person or by submitting written comments in advance of the meeting. Instructions are provided on the meeting agenda, which is available here. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may view it live or watch the recording on the City’s YouTube channel here.
To find out more about previous Count results and how the City is addressing homelessness, visit: santamonica.gov/topic-explainers/homelessness.