Housing Insecurity

This section focuses on the population at risk for or experiencing homelessness. Data on those who are housing insecure is difficult to find, particularly because many who are evicted or lose their homes may go to live with friends or family for a short period of time. Thus, many of the numbers in this section are likely an undercount of the total Ohio population experiencing housing insecurity.


Section Highlights:

  • In 2017 there were 105,150 eviction filings statewide: 6.7% of all renter households. As of 2016, Ohio's eviction filing rate was slightly higher than the national average.
  • Ohio's public and community schools reported that 23,398 students lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence during the 2017–18 school year.
  • In 2017 there were 32,562 beds in Ohio for homeless persons, including 9,269 in temporary housing and 23,293 in permanent housing.
  • At least 70,000 Ohioans accessed homelessness services in 2017 from one of the state's continuums of care. This represents a 20% increase from 2012.
  • On a single night in January 2018, 10,249 individuals were counted statewide as living in temporary housing for homeless persons–such as emergency shelters–or on the streets.

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County Maps

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Eviction Filing Rate

Source: 2017 Ohio Courts Statistical Report, The Supreme Court of Ohio and The Ohio Judicial System; 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) Five-Year Estimates, Table B25003

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Students Experiencing Homelessness as Share of Enrollment

Source: 2017-2018 Ohio School Report Cards, Advanced Reports, Ohio Department of Education; Geographic Correspondence Engine, Missouri Census Data Center, University of Missouri


Data Visualizations

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Eviction Filing Rates for Ohio and Neighboring States

Source: Eviction Lab, Princeton University (based on 2016 data)

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Year-Round Beds for Homeless Persons by Project Type

Source: Housing Inventory Count, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Clients Accessing Homelessness Services by Project Type

Source: Ohio Human Services Data Warehouse


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Notes

The eviction filing rate is the number of eviction filings per 100 renter-occupied households. In Ohio an eviction is legally referred to as a "forcible entry and detainer."

Students meet the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless when they lack a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence. Students who are sharing the housing of another person (doubled up) due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason meet the definition of homeless. This includes students living in motels, hotels, RV parks or campgrounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations, as well as those living in emergency or transitional shelters or abandoned in hospitals. All county estimates are calculated using an allocation factor from the Missouri Census Data Center to "crosswalk" the data from the school district level. Percentages based on county estimates lower than 10 (noted with an 'S') are suppressed to ensure confidentiality.

The Ohio Human Services Data Warehouse does not include data from Stark County.


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