Resources and Statistics
On any given night in Los Angeles:
- Over 43,000 people are homeless, almost 20% of these families with children, the highest homeless population for any major metropolitan area in the country.
- Another 16% to 20% of homeless adults are employed in low-paying jobs.
- 42% are chronically homeless individuals having one or more serious handicaps such as mental illness, substance abuse, or a physical disability.
- 18% of L.A. County residents and 25% of L.A. County’s children live below the poverty line.
- 73% of low-income renters pay more than 50% of their earnings in rent.
For more than 50 years the Cardinal Manning Center has been a constant, reliable presence for homeless people in the Skid Row Area of downtown Los Angeles. The Center’s primary goals are to enable homeless men and women with children to:
- Stabilize their life circumstances
- Regain their self-sufficiency
- Find permanent housing and employment