Over 1,300 people experience homelessness in a year.

Lake County's system performance measures pull data from multiple agencies to have high-level understanding of how create lasting change. For example, over 70% of the people experiencing homelessness in Lake County are NEW (meaning they were not in the system for the 2 years prior).

Number of People Experiencing Homelessness In Lake County

Every year on the last Wednesday in January, the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless conducts a PIT (Point-in-Time) count. The PIT count is essentially a head-count, or census, of every homeless person in Lake County during this one night in January. Based on this data we can see that homelessness is decreasing and some demographics.

 

Point-in-Time Counts of Homelessness in Lake County, IL

Data available at: https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/3031/pit-and-hic-data-since-2007/