Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has launched a new data dashboard showcasing local homelessness data, including demographics of people experiencing homelessness and data on the various housing and support services offered by the City. The dashboard is part of the City’s commitment to aiding the most vulnerable members of the Long Beach community and will serve as an accountability platform that will provide timely, transparent data to the public.
“Ending homelessness is a community effort and, in order to achieve collective impact, we must be transparent with data surrounding our homelessness crisis,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “This new dashboard offers data about homelessness in Long Beach related to people, participation in available services and success indicators.”
The dashboard, available at longbeach.gov/homelessnessdashboard, offers a comprehensive look at homelessness in Long Beach since 2018, including key demographic data such as race, ethnicity, gender and age of those served overall and more specifically in the housing programs; case management and service data such as program enrollment, number of people assisted, and program success indicators. Select data related to the City’s emergency response is also included, with additional data fields to be added in the coming weeks. The dashboard is comprised of data collected by the City’s Department of Health and Human Services Homeless Services Bureau’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) from 2018 to present day.
The dashboard will be used to further inform the City’s ongoing efforts to address the homelessness crisis and support the City’s mission to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness in Long Beach by increasing housing opportunities, enhancing current initiatives and addressing and improving overall public safety for the entire community.
Additional data will be added to the dashboard as more information becomes available.
For more information on the City’s efforts to reduce homelessness in Long Beach, people may visit longbeach.gov/homelessness and follow @lbhealthdept and @longbeachcity on social media and follow the hashtag #EveryoneHomeLB.