2018 Homeless Point-in-Time Count for Dayton & Montgomery County
Emergency Shelter and Unsheltered
Each year, on the fourth Tuesday in January, communities throughout Ohio conduct a one-night count of homeless persons. The 2018 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count date was January 23rd. In Montgomery County, the PIT Count includes persons residing in emergency shelters – Daybreak, Gettysburg Gateway for Men, Holt Street, St. Vincent Gateway for Women & Families, and YWCA Domestic Violence shelter – or sleeping unsheltered or in places not meant for human habitation.
2018 PIT Count
In Montgomery County, a total of 550 homeless persons in 478 households were counted. The vast majority of people, 82%, were staying in an emergency shelters on the night of January 23rd; 8% were unsheltered. Of the 478 households, 28 (6%) were families with children, 445 (93%) were adult only households, and 5 (1%) were unaccompanied minors. The PIT Count includes 46 young adults between the ages of 18-24, including 5 youth who were the head of a family household. The CoC has maintained its effective end to Veteran homelessness, and the number of Veterans decreased from 28 in 2017 to 20 in 2018. While there has been an overall reduction of 75% in the number of persons experiencing chronic homelessness since implementation of the Homeless Solutions Plan began in 2007, the number was unchanged from 2017-2018.
Key Populations – Trends 2015-2018
Since 2015, there has been a continued decrease in the number of homeless families with children in shelter on the night of the PIT count. Following a two year decline, the number of adult only households rose in 2018. The number of chronically homeless persons has remained relatively flat. Youth (unaccompanied minors and young adults ages 18-24) are another priority population. That number has fluctuated over the past 4 PIT counts.
2018 Point In Time Count Households
2017 Annual Statistics Presentation