City officials, Boston Police and volunteers conducted a homeless census on the night of January 12th and 13th throughout Boston.
In District A-1 (Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, West End), 53 individuals were counted on the streets. The homeless number is down from 72 last year at the same time. The census is done twice a year to ascertain the level of homelessness in the city and to provide shelter and other services.
Around the North End / Waterfront, three homeless individuals were counted on the Greenway and one at Long Wharf. No homeless were found on these particular overnights at the Steriti Skating Rink / Harborwalk, Christopher Columbus Park or Copp’s Hill Terrace. The homeless census results were reported at the February 2016 North End Public Safety Meeting.
Within the downtown A-1 district, most of homeless individuals were found on Causeway Street near North Station and in Downtown Crossing at Winter and Bromfield Streets. Of those counted, 28% were female and 81% were non-Boston residents.