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Gallia-Jackson-Meigs
Continuum of Care

c/o Woodland Centers
3086 State Rt. 160 Gallipolis, OH 45631
Phone: 740 446-5500
Fax: 740 441-4402
info@gjmhousing.org

 

Did you know...

The Gallia-Jackson-Meigs-Vinton Continuum of Care catchment area lies in a 29-county region designated as part of Appalachia.

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The 20 Ohio counties with the lowest median household income are all in this region, and 19 of the 20 have the highest poverty rates in Appalachia1. In this catchment area:

State of Ohio3

Below
Poverty
Unemployment
Rate
Median
Household
Income
  10.6% 6.1%

$40,956


Gallia County 18.1% 7.8%

$30,191

Jackson County 16.5% 9.3%

$30.661

Meigs County 19.8% 15.0%

$27,287

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Further, 41% of renters statewide in Ohio cannot afford a two-bedroom apartment;
in Gallia, that number is 49%;
in Jackson, 50%, and
in Meigs, the number is 69%.
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In Gallia County, 35% of adults over 25 years of age did not graduate from high school.2

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The majority of homeless persons in our catchment area were single adult males, followed closely by two adults with chilcren.5

The Gallia-Jackson-Meigs-Vinton Continuum of Care is trying to change those statistics, one person at a time.  If your agency would like to be a part of this effort, please click on the How You Can Help link for more information.

1Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, 2001, p. 4
2Institute for Local Government Administration and Rural Development, 2001, p. 5
32001-2002 Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO) Factbook, 5th Edition; Ohio Quick Facts, June    2004
4 PCSAO
5 PIT Jan. 2009

Did You Know?

The lack of housing is exacerbated by conditions that often characterize the entire region.

These include poverty, unemployment, lower high school graduation rates, the absence of public transpor-tation, and limited resources.

For details, click here for our 2011 Needs Assessment Report.

 

Did you know?

We are located in a 29-county area designated as part of Appalachia. 

Nineteen of the 20 Ohio counties in this region have the highest poverty rates in Appalachia.*

*Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, 2001, p. 4

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