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Cleveland ranked 2nd neediest city in 2017

Posted at 3:22 PM, Dec 13, 2017

Cleveland is one of the neediest cities in America, coming in second only to Detroit.

According to WalletHub, Cleveland has some of the highest poverty rates in the country, tying with Detroit for highest child poverty rate and falling second for highest adult poverty rate.

Source: WalletHub

Cleveland's neediness was also based on the following:

  • 4th - unemployment rate
  • 91st - homelessness rate
  • 17th - food insecurity rate
  • 15th - % of homes with inadequate plumbing
  • 8th - % of homes with inadequate kitchen


The City Mission provides emergency overflow shelter for women, children

Numbers not going down at City Mission's emergency overflow shelter