Over 1,700 people experience homelessness in a year.

Lake County's system performance measures pull data from # 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). Here is how the system works over the course of a year.


Homeless System Map


Homelessness is going down 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/

1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness in Lake County is a child. 


The demographics from the Point-In Time Count show us the extent of homelessness among families. 





Learn more about the Coalition's progress to end chronic and veteran homelessness on the Our Work Page