People who are living in a place not meant for human habitation in emergency shelters, in transitional housing, or are exiting an instituion where they temporarily resided.
People who are losing their primary nighttime residence, which may include a motel or hotel or a doubled up sitation, within 14 days and lack resources or support networks to remain in housing.
Families with children or unaccompanied youth who are unstabily housed and likely to continue in that state.
People who are fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, having no other residence and lack the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing.
An estimated 23% of homeless individuals are considered to be chronically homeless. This means they have suffered homelessness for a year or more or have had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.
Serious Mental Illness
Chronic Physical Illness
Greatest Cause of Homelessness
A lack of affordable housing
Lack of affordable housing
Homeless Statistics for State of Ohio
Total Homeless Population: 10,249
Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness: 1.015
Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: 749
Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness: 730
Unaccompanied Young Adults (Aged 18-24) Experiencing Homelessness: 686
Total Number of Homeless Students
Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students: 2,579
Nighttime Residence Unsheltered: 411
Nighttime Residence Shelters: 4,852
Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels: 1,607
Nighttime Residence: Doubled up 22,533
Length of Stay in Emergency Shelters
69 Days for single men
51 Days for single women
70 Days for families
The Homelessness of Veterans
Veterans are considered to be more likely than any other population to be homeless. 40% of homeless men are veterans although veterans comprise only 34% of the general male population. According to research, on any given night, 200 veterans are homeless.
Non-Hispanic Whites: 39%
African Americans: 42%
Native Americans: 4%
Health Issues Suffered by Homeless
Alcohol use problems: 38%
Drug use problems: 26%
Mental Health Problems: 39%
Substance Use and Mental Health: 66%
Have Aids/HIV: 3%
Acute health problems such as tuberculosis, pneumonia: 26%
Chronic health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes or cancer:46%
Legal Issues Related to Homelessness
Sitting on a sidewalk
Upsetting garbage receptacles
Solicitation and loitering
Cost to house homeless: $30.00 per day
Cost of incarceration: $65.00 per day