Homelessness Assistance

Lake County Community Development administers federal and local funding that supports agencies who assist residents experiencing homelessness. Lake County does not provide services directly to residents. Residents experiencing homelessness can access services such as emergency shelter, housing, and case management through the nonprofit organizations that provide these services.

If you are facing homelessness, call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 or visit 211lakecounty.org.

211 is Lake County’s 24-hour central access point to the health and human service referrals. 

Coalition for the Homeless
The Lake County Coalition for the Homeless coordinates homeless services in Lake County and serves as Lake County’s Continuum of Care. To learn more, please visit the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless.


Data About Homelessness in Lake County*

*Based on ServicePoint data for the year ending 10/1/19. Does not include Domestic Violence Providers
1,106 people experienced literal homelessness last year for an average of 38 shelter nights per person
661 (70%) are experiencing homelessness for the first time
59% exit to a permanent housing destination
122 returned in 2 years (only 32 who went through homeless housing programs)