Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Shelter Population

Based on Data submitted from HMIS

Published by Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services

  • 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%

 

2010

2011

2012 Qrtr 1

Number Served in Emergency Shelter and Transitional Shelters

6844

8280

3826

Singles (# of Persons)

5347

6497

2906

Families (# of Households)

 487

 588

 301

Newly Homeless

 

 

 

Singles

2309

3496

782

Families

 193

 318

  93

Emergency Shelter Bed Utilization (Based off Point-In Time Count)

 

 

 

Singles

 117%

  98%

 100%

Families

  77%

  94%

   75%

Transitional Housing Bed Utilization (Based off Point-In Time Count)

 

 

 

Singles

  86%

  89%

   95%

Families

  90%

106%

   86%

Average Emergency Shelter Stay

 

 

 

Singles

  46           

  28      

   11

Families

  43

  54

   47

Average Transitional Housing Stay (Days)  Those Leaving Transitional Housing

 

 

 

Singles

245

246

 189

Families

275

248

 188

Leaving with Income (All persons exiting with Non-Cash and/or Cash Income

 

 

 

Singles

 35%

 43%

   43%

Families

 33%

 38%

   63%

Leaving with Earned Income (of total # persons exiting with Income, the number that claim earned income as the source)

 

 

 

Singles

  15%

  28%

   26%

Families

  38%

  32%

   29%

Program System Success

 

 

 

ES to Residential stability - % All permanent Destinations (includes owned, rental, PSH family and friends

 

 

 

Singles

   15%

  12%

     6%

Families

   45%

  33%

    33%

TH to PH - % All Permanent Destinations (includes owned, rental, PSH, family and friends)

 

 

 

Singles

   64%

  66%

    63%

Families

   89%

  78%

    81%

Sub Populations - % (Data obtained via the Annual Point-In-Time Count(s))

 

 

 

Chronic Homeless

   591

  321           

   296

Severely Mentally III

   419

  416

   542

Chronic Substance Abuse

   915

  792

   711

Veterans

   378

  349

   312

AIDS  

     13

    20

       9

Domestic Violence

   121

   94

   103