Homeless Funding in the United States 2016

This is the breakdown of federal homeless dollars for 2016.  This explains why Cleveland has overflowing shelters--65% of funding for homelessness goes not to the emergency services but goes to the "permanent" housing of people who had a long experience with homelessness and were disabled.  These individuals may have not lived in the shelters in the last 5 years, but the federal dollars go to support their housing and the case workers on site.