Statistics

See how the statistics of homelessness in Dayton compare to both the state’s and the nation’s numbers.

Local
In Dayton and Montgomery County on any given night, more than 960 of our fellow citizens are considered homeless. Individuals make up 61% of the overall population and nearly 39% are families with children. There is an unmet need of nearly 200 permanent supportive housing units.
Source: COHHIO’s 2010-11 Ohio Homelessness Report & Montgomery County Homeless Solutions

In Montgomery County, the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom apartment is $714. To afford this level of rent and utilities––without paying more than 30% of income on housing––a household must earn $28,560 annually, or $13.73 per hour (assuming a 40-hour work week, 52 weeks per year.)
Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Out of Reach 2011 Report

State

In the state of Ohio on any given night, more than 12,000 people are homeless with more than 1,500 of those persons going unsheltered.
Source: COHHIO’s 2009 Ohio Homelessness Report

In Ohio, the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom apartment is $714. To afford this level of rent and utilities––without paying more than 30% of income on housing––a household must earn $28,150 annually, or $13.53 per hour (assuming a 40-hour work week, 52 weeks per year.) Ohio minimum wage is $7.40. To afford FMR for a two-bedroom apartment, a minimum wage earner must work 72 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.
Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Out of Reach 2011 Report

National

In January 2011, an estimated 649,879 people experienced homelessness in the United States of America. 62% of homeless people counted were sheltered and 38% were unsheltered. 63% of homeless people counted were single adults, and 37% were persons living in families. 17% of homeless people were reported as chronically homeless, which, according to HUD’s definition, means they are homeless for long periods or repeatedly and have a disability.
Source: HUD’s 2010 Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Programs Homeless Populations and Subpopulations

The 2011 national Housing Wage for a two-bedroom rental unit is $18.46. A full-time worker must earn this wage and work year-round in order to afford the national average Fair Market Rent of $960 per month.
Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Out of Reach 2011 Report

In 2008, approximately 131,000 veterans were homeless on a given night. Even more veterans experience homelessness over the course of the year. It is estimated that 154,000 were homeless in 2007. Veterans make up approximately 15 percent of the homeless population.
Source: CHALENG Report 2008 & The Fourth Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress 2009