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