Homelessness and untreated behavioral health go together

In the 2019 Point-In-Time count, more than a third of the people who were homeless in Cuyahoga County suffered from chronic substance abuse, and more than a third were severely mentally ill.

Individuals suffering from mental illness can cost taxpayers more then $40,000 a year while homeless, while paying their rent and keeping them housed would cost about $9,000 a year.

Source(s):

2019 CoC Dashboard Report, downloaded from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.