On page 1 of the 2006 Homeless Enumeration Report for SLO County, it states that on the date of the enumeration count – October 26, 2005 – there were 2408 persons who had been identified as being homeless.
On page 10 of the same report there is what is referred to as the "Primary Results Table." The number of persons who were identified as being homeless just within the city of San Luis Obispo was given as 473!
The Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter has the on-site capacity to provide overnight shelter to only 49 persons, with a potential of 20 to 30 additional persons – generally women and children – provided shelter at the "overflow facility." (more…)