Ohio mirrors national increase in unhoused population

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) annual homeless assessment shows homelessness increased 12% in 2023.

Because of inflation, and the current housing market, leaders in Ohio claim the state is seeing an increase in need.

According to HUD’s annual homeless assessment, approximately 25% of the un-housed population is experiencing homelessness for the first time. While the country saw more than a 10% increase, the most recent “point in time” data from HUD shows “Ohio’s” un-housed population increased about 7% in the last year.

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