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Homeless in Summit County – an overview on Homelessness

As of 2013, the number of homeless individuals living in Akron/Barberton and Summit County totaled 862 (Source: Point in Time Count 2013 Report).

This includes the total number of homeless persons in emergency and transitional shelters, safe havens, and the unsheltered.

–  19 of these 862 individuals were unsheltered, living outdoors

–  107 were living in emergency shelters that gave them a   temporary place to stay.

–  171 were living in transitional housing, also temporary.

–  572 persons over the age 24 were homeless.

Of the total homeless population, 114 of these individuals were considered to be chronically homeless. Continue reading