City Offers Stats on Success with Care-Centered Approach to Homelessness

The number of unsheltered homeless in Culver City has decreased during the past year. Compared to last year, more unhoused people are receiving shelter in Culver City.

In 2024, 115 unsheltered persons are experiencing homelessness in Culver City, down 17% from 139 persons in 2023. In 2022, there were 229 unsheltered persons in Culver City, meaning Culver City has achieved an over 49% decrease in unsheltered people experiencing homelessness in the past two years. Currently 164 unhoused persons are receiving shelter in Culver City, which is a significant increase from the 38 people who were receiving shelter in 2023.

Culver City’s data shows the results of Culver City’s commitment to helping people receive shelter and resources. Resolving homelessness, including opening permanent and supportive housing sites, opening a safe-sleep site [now known as Wellness Village,] providing shelter at two local motels, launching the mobile crisis response team [originally scheduled to begin in 2021,] partnering with street-based healthcare, and offering extensive outreach services weekly.

In 2024, there are 115 unsheltered people experiencing homelessness, down 17% from 2023, and down 49% from 2022.
There are 164 unhoused people receiving shelter in Culver City, over four times as many people receiving shelter in 2023, which was 38.

In 2024, there are 26 tents and makeshift shelters on the street, down 45% from the 47 in 2023. In 2022, there were 96, marking a 73% decrease in tents and makeshift shelters in just two years.

The number of people utilizing cars as shelter has increased from 27 to 40. Culver City will soon implement a safe parking program which will be able to better serve these individuals.

All of this did not happen over night, but the decade-long effort by the city to address the issue of homelessness is reflected in the data. 

City of Culver City

Photo credit –  Judith Martin-Straw

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