Strategies to End Homelessness: 2016 Progress Report on Ending Homelessness

Strategies to End Homelessness: 2016 Progress Report on Ending Homelessness

Strategies to End Homelessness administers one of only  ve homeless services systems in the country to be designated a Uni ed Funding Agency by HUD. Beginning in July 2016, disbursement of all funding from HUD to our homeless services system ran through Strategies to End Homelessness. With one year as a UFA now under our belt, we can already see early bene ts to our community.

Who is homeless?

Last year in Hamilton County, Ohio, a total of 7,168 people resided in an emergency shelter or were found to be sleeping in places not meant for human habitation, such as on the streets, under a bridge or in a car. This is an increase of 95 people or 1.3% from 2015, and of 3% over the last five years.

In 2016, the number of people sleeping on the streets and other places not meant for human habitation decreased by 2% (1,175 in 2015; 1,148 in 2016), while the number of people residing in emergency shelters increased by 1% (6,396 in 2015; 6,456 in 2016). Since the clear majority of homeless people (90%) resided in an emergency shelter during the year, the shelter increase far outweighed the decline in people on the streets. Of those, 16% of homeless people spent part of the year on the streets, and 6% resided both in emergency shelter and in places not meant for human habitation during the year; they are only included in this count once.

ORGANIZATION: Strategies to End Homelessness
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017