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Delivering Innovative Solutions
for Today’s Housing Challenges

Housing for Health in Los Angeles County

Welcome to our Kim Wilson Housing library. This library collection contains research studies, reports and books related to housing vulnerable populations. Come back often as we update the collection on a regular basis. 

    Why housing matters to the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Services


    In LA County, 57,737 people, or 1 out of every 250 residents, are homeless.   

    • $70 million/year inpatient costs for homeless patients in LA County.
    • $32,000 cost savings per year post housing.
    • Reduction in hospital utilization by homeless before and after housing:
      • 77 percent reduction in emergency room visits.
      • 77 percent reduction in inpatient admissions.
      • 85 percent reduction in inpatient days.