Who We Are and What We Do

LCCH provides a wide variety of housing services to homeless and low-income members of our Licking County community. LCCH now operates over 40 units of Transitional Housing for homeless families and individuals - serving nearly 80 households (including more than 100 homeless children) every year.

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Facts & Myths About Homelessness

MYTH

Homelessness is only a big-city problem

FACT

Homelessness in rural Ohio has grown in the last several years, leaving none of Ohio's counties exempt from homelessness. People who live in rural areas are twice as likely to be poor as people who live in cities. The poverty rate for people living in rural areas is 16.1%, rising above the national average of 14.5%. According to the US Department of Agriculture, most rural people who become homeless are likely to live doubled and tripled up with family in substandard housing. Rural homelessness is often invisible, contrasting the more stereotypical picture of homelessness that occurs in urban areas, where, when people lose their housing they are quite visible, living on the streets or in parks.