Why Now?

Smiling childrenThere remains and undeniable need for affordable housing, the lack of which is the leading cause of homelessness. At LMM, we see this need every day.

  • Families make up one-third of homeless Ohioans.
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland has identified safe, affordable, stable housing as the #1 need in Cleveland
  • 757 families sought homeless services in Cuyahoga County in 2018
  • People with vouchers are denied housing 91.2% of the time
  • Nearly 2,500 students enrolled in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are homeless