Highland County Homeless Shelter

Background of the HCCoC

Why a ‘Housing Response Plan?’

The HCCoC Can Help!

Highland County Housing Response Plan

Highland County Continuum of Care (HCCoC)
Homelessness Profile
Homelessness is a problem!

  • 1,500,000 people experience homelessness each year
  • 636,071 people are homeless on any given night in the U.S.
  • Ohio has 12,325 homeless people on any given night
  • 41% of the homeless population are families with children
  • 48,760,123 people lived in poverty in the U.S. in 2012
  • 6,601,994 poor renter households with severe housing costs burdens
  • Highland County has assisted over 1,500 people with homeless services in the past 10 years

Based on the Highland County Housing Stock Survey:

  • Total Rental Units available in Highland County—677
  • Total Units with subsidy available—437
  • Only 65% of available units offer an income based subsidy
  • There are more than 10 times the number of families seeking rental situations, than available units
  • Total wait list for housing in Highland County—323
  • Average household size on wait list—4

According to the April 2014 Highland County Area Survey on Housing, 75% of those surveyed believe Highland County does not have enough low income or subsidized housing.
Emergency Shelters are an important resource for individuals without other housing options.  Despite the benefits of Housing First Best Practices, it is not always practical, economical, or safe to serve the homeless in their current housing situation. Highland County has one emergency shelter and does not have an income based supportive housing or transitional housing option for its most at-risk citizens.