For Fiscal Year 2014/2015
The Transitional Housing program housed 180 people (108 adults, 71 children) last year in 44 TH units. 78 of the 91 clients who left the program entered permanent stable housing, an impressive success rate of 86%.
Project Homeline staff met with over 872 households last year, and handled 1,964 phone inquiries. PH was able to provide housing options and/or community referrals to 660 and financial assistance (rapid re-housing, rent, deposit, utility assistance) to 212. An additional 20 families were re-housed with the help of Salvation Army of Greater Columbus.
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES
Last program year, 232 military households contacted SSVF. Of that number 53 were literally homeless and provided with housing, 42 were assisted to avoid homelessness and 136 were linked witn other resources in the community.
As the Coordinated Intake agency for Licking County, LCCH assessed 163 unsheltered homeless households needing emergency housing assistance.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE
23 IRS-certified volunteers contributed 724 hours to the VITA program, preparing tax returns for 918 clients whose average Adjusted Gross Income was $17,272. The program saved taxpayers approximately $275,400 in preparation fees and helped them collect $1,093,974 in federal and state refunds.
RETURNING HOME OHIO
The RHO program, which provides supportive services to ex-offenders with severe mental illness and/or HIV is running at 80 % capacity about halfway through the first program year. 100% of those participating have access to mental health services, 63% are paying some portion of their rent, and 38% are employed.
The property management team maintains 12 single family homes in Newark and Heath which offer independent living for adults with developmental disabilites. One additional property was purchased and new flooring was installed at several properties.
Many groups and individuals gave their time and talents to support LCCH programs and activities, providing over 1225 volunteer hours toward activites and events including VITA, the Granville Farmers Market, property maintenance, the Home Run 5K, fundraising and donation management.