Family Homelessness

The Office of Homeless Services works with community partners to ensure that all homeless families in Cuyahoga County have immediate access to safe emergency shelter and permanent housing.

Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) is offered to every family in shelter within 7 days of entry. The goal is to exit households within 45 days of shelter entrance. Housing Locators assist families to find rental housing in the community. Six months of subsidy at 100% is guaranteed. The family receives RRH Case Management during this subsidy period. The goal is that the family will be able to sustain the rent through its own resources when the RRH assistance is completed. If the family is not stable, additional rent assistance may be authorized.

The Process for Applying

Call 216-674-6700 from 8:00 am to 8:00pm or come to 1736 Superior Ave, on the 2nd floor of the Cosgrove Building.


If You Need Shelter

Emergency shelter for homeless persons in Cuyahoga County.

Housing First

Housing First works to provide permanent supportive housing units to end chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County.

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

The Homeless Management Information System is used to collect and track data concerning Cuyahoga County’s homeless population.

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