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Santa Barbara Homeless Survery

Common GroundSanta Barbararecently spent three days contacting over 1,500 homeless people inSanta BarbaraCounty. What did they find?

  • Santa BarbaraCityhas the highest number of homeless people in the County.
  • There are 1,040 homeless people living in the City ofSanta Barbara.
  • 73% of the homeless in the county are men. A majority are white men.
  • The average age of a homeless person inSanta BarbaraCountyis 41.
  • 270 of the homeless counted say they live on the streets, 291 in shelters.
  • The average time people said they had been homeless was 7 years.
  • 15% said they were military veterans.
  • 57% self reported mental illness.
  • 51% self reported alcohol abuse.
  • 42% self reported drug abuse.

CLICK HERE for more results from the Common Ground homeless survey.