New Shelter Stats Added

Shelter Statistics for 2012

Provided by the Office of Homeless Services using Homeless Management Information System data.

  • Number of people who were newly homeless single adults in Cleveland in 2011 who sought shelter:       3,496
  • Number of people served by both emergency and transitional shelters in Cuyahoga County in 2011:       8,280
  • Percentage of the single adults leaving shelter with income in 2011:         43%
  • Percentage of the family population leaving emergency shelter with income in 2011:        38%
  • Percentage of the family population leaving transitional shelter with income in 2011:        78%
  • Percentage of the families staying in shelter who stay with family or friends before they come to shelter in Cleveland:             66%
  • Percentage of the single female sheltered population that have children that are not currently in their custody:             60%
  • Percentage of the families who are on Medicaid upon exit from the shelter system in 2011:         49%
  • Percentage of the families who are on Food Stamps or the SNAP program upon exit from the shelter system in 2011:   70%
  • Percentage of the families who are on TANF or cash assistance upon exit from the shelter system in 2011:         4%
  • Percentage of adults who enter the emergency shelters who first went through the new “Central Intake” in Cuyahoga County in 2011:            92%
  • Percentage of the population who stayed in shelter less than 30 days in 2011:     67.2%
  • Percentage of the population who have stayed in shelter longer than one year according to statistics from 2011:  0.7%.
  • The most common response from those leaving emergency shelter in 2011 to some other location was “Other/Don’t Know/Refused to Answer”  at 37.9%.  The second most common response was “To a Transitional Shelter” at 14.2% and the third most common response was “To another Emergency Shelter” at 13.9%. 
  • The most common response from those leaving transitional shelter in 2011 to some other location was “Going Back to an Emergency Shelter”  at 23.5%.  The second most common response was “Going to a Rental Unit that has a Subsidy” at 19.4% and the third most common response was “Other/Don’t Know/Refused” at 15.6%. 
  • Percentage of emergency shelter residents who enter the shelter without income in 2011:            65%
  • Percentage of the people entering shelter in 2011 who reported having at least one disabling condition:   30%

We have added a page on shelter statistics here.