The Bay Area Council Economic Institute recently released "Bay Area Homelessness: A Regional View of a Regional Crisis." The report includes homelessness data from across the Bay Area, as well as causes of and recommended responses to the homelessness crisis in the region. Access the full report here.
"By virtually every measure, the Bay Area’s homeless crisis ranks among the worst in the United States. The Bay Area has the third largest population of people experiencing homelessness (28,200) in the U.S., behind only New York City (76,500) and Los Angeles (55,200), according to Point-in-Time counts. The Bay Areaalso shelters a smaller proportion of its homeless (33 percent) than any metropolitan area in the U.S. besides Los Angeles (25 percent), making the crisis highly visible across the region."