Percentage Decrease in AFDC/TANF Benefits from March 1994 to September 1997

County Dollar Amount Decreased Percentage

1. Holmes                     $99,439                       20.92%

2. Cuyahoga                 $67,499,999    32.67%

3. Summit                     $17,424,569    32.87%

4. Mahoning                 $13,153,742    37.18%

5. Sandusky                 $1,414,151      37.27%

6. Lawrence                 $4,172,968      38.38%

7. Lucas                       $25,335,213    38.41%

13. Lorain                    $10,362,334    41.69%

15. Medina                   $1,571,045      42.62%

18. Stark                      $13,936,260    43.28%

19. Montgomery           $25,356,075    43.48%           

25. Franklin                  $50,451,609    45.93%

32. Hamilton                 $45,138,756    47.79%

43. Lake                      $4,208,992      52.92%

88. Paulding                 $874,985         76.56%

Source Ohio Dept. of Human Services and CEOGC. 

Copyright NEOCH and the Homeless Grapevine published 1998 Issue 24