Bay Area has most visible homeless population in the nation

28,000 people in the Bay Area

are unhoused and temporarily

experiencing homelessness.

These are the percentages of the homeless populations in each of the nine counties that are living on the streets or in cars or tents.

Alameda County, 69%

Sonoma County, 65%

Santa Clara County, 74%

Solano County, 74% San Francisco County, 63% Marin County, 63% Contra Costa County, 57% San Mateo County, 51% Napa County, 37%

Source: Bay Area Council Economic Institute

The 28,000 people in the Bay Area scattered in emergency shelters, temporary housing and on the streets make it the third-largest homeless population in the nation according to a report released Wednesday by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

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