Every year, Shelterhouse assists thousands of individuals – some with housing, some with programs, some with that extra bit of help that will keep them from the edge and alter their whole world. While the numbers both in our area and nationwide may be staggering, they illustrate the reality for many men and women.

Shelterhouse Statistics

  • 2,423 – number of homeless individuals served in our emergency shelter in 2016
  • Open 24 hours, 365 days a year
  • 77% male, 23% female
  • Provided 92,707 total shelter nights to homeless men and women
  • 253 – daily average number of residents receiving food and shelter
  • 125,992 – number of meals served this year
  • Distribute food, toiletries, towels, blankets, and emergency clothing items
  • 25% were chronically homeless
  • 36% were mentally ill
  • 18% were physically disabled
  • 9% were veterans

(Information collected during 2016 calendar year, VESTA)

Cincinnati Homeless Statistics

  • 7,810 – number of confirmed homeless people
  • 3,435 – number of confirmed homeless men
  • 2,111 – number of confirmed homeless women
  • 48% suffer from mental illness
  • 14% are veterans
  • 30% are chronically homeless*

National Homeless Statistics**

  • In 2015, there were 564,708 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States.
  • About 15% of the homeless population are considered chronically homeless.
  • About 8% are veterans.
  • 60% male, 39.7% female, .02% transgendered
  • 40% were white
  • 40% were black
  • 10% were hispanic
  • 5% were multiple
  • 5% were other


*Chronically Homeless: According to HUD, an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more, or has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years
**Statistics are from the National Alliance to End Homelessness