This is self declared at the time of entry into shelter. These statistics are from the Office of Homeless Services in Cuyahoga County and are from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
This comes from the Office of Homeless Services for Cleveland/Cuyahoga County for October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. It does not include those individuals or families who requested shelter but were given alternatives and never took a bed in the shelters. The African American population of Cuyahoga County is around 30%.
From the Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services. Diversion can mean that they were placed back with family or housing other than shelter.