Strategies to End Homelessness: 2016 Progress Report Released

2016 Progress Report on Ending Homelessness

2016 Progress Report on Ending Homelessness

Report details progress made toward meeting the needs of local individuals and families experiencing homelessness

For ten years, Strategies to End Homelessness has led a coordinated community effort to end homelessness in Greater Cincinnati. We work partnership with more than 30 homeless service providers including: Bethany House Services, Freestore Foodbank, YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, Shelterhouse, Lighthouse Youth and Family Services, among others.

The role of Strategies to End Homelessness:

  • To allocate federal, state, county, and city funding to our partners
  • Direct homeless people, or those close to becoming homeless, to our partners
  • Provide a stable home for individuals and families who have fallen on the hardest of times
  • And monitor the success of this coordinated effort to achieve better community-wide outcomes.

Learn more about the work we do.

The 2016 Progress Report on Ending Homelessness details that effort and reports on the current state of homelessness.

Key findings of homelessness in Hamilton County:

• Of the homeless population 25% were under the age of 18, 37% were under age 25, and 55% were under age 35
• Our community saw a 20% increase in the number of homeless people who were 55 and older (840 in 2015; 1005 in 2016).
• 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 addition, 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).

Stacie Berger, Communications Director