Blog: Amazing People

Across the country, 100,000 Homes communities have made incredible progress on housing their most vulnerable homeless neighbors. Their stories show that homelessness can be solved!

Registry Week Helps Louisville Come Together

“Everybody loves a good idea,” Nolan Nelson observed after the completion of Louisville, KY's recent Registry Week. But “100,000 Homes moves people from having a good idea into acting on this good idea.”
 
Nelson, along with the entire Rx: Housing team, experienced the power of such action firsthand over five days during Louisville's Registry Week.

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Mayor Richard Berry wins Humanitarian award for Albuquerque Campaign Effort

If you followed Albuquerque Registry Week, you'll remember that Mayor Richard J. Berry hit the streets with registry volunteers at 4am -- and his leadership didn't end there! Mayor Berry publicly committed to housing 75 of Albuquerque's most vulnerable homeless individuals through Albuquerque Heading Home, Albuquerque's local 100,000 Homes effort.

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BronxWorks and Other Bronx Allies Contribute to 80% Reduction in Street Homelessness

Great news from the Bronx, where BronxWorks and several other social service agencies have helped nearly 250 formerly homeless people move into permanent housing. The announcement coincides with an 80 percent reduction in street homelessness in the Bronx since 2005— a huge achievement that outpaces all other boroughs in the city.

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Introducing Our Year 2 Video, Starring our Formerly Homeless Neighbors!

We asked communities around the country to help us show the physical transformation that happens when people move from homelessness into housing. The results are truly remarkable.

Don't miss our Year 2 Campaign video, which stars our formerly homeless neighbors! 

Watch our Year 2 video below!

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Read Our 1-Year Anniversary Report!

Our 1-Year Anniversary report is out, and you won't want to miss it.

Click below for detailed case studies, national data from over 18,000 Vulnerability Index surveys, top community housing rates, and a special letter from Campaign Director Becky Kanis!

Read the report!

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Campaign Turns 1 at the Annual Conference of the National Alliance to End Homelessness

The entire Campaign team is in Washington, D.C. this week to celebrate our first birthday at the annual conference of the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

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Q+A with Los Angeles Housing Advocate Richard Myers

Ever wondered what it's like to work on the front lines of ending homelessness? Maybe you've watched the Campaign's housing tally go steadily up, but wondered what the day-to-day process of housing homeless people really looks like.

Richard Myers has an extraordinary track record as a housing advocate with the 100,000 Homes Campaign in Los Angeles. Since February, he has personally helped nine people out of homelessness and into permanent housing.

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Homelessness Falling in New Orleans Thanks to Local Campaign Leaders

Homelessness in New Orleans spiked 70 percent in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but in the last two years, it has fallen rapidly thanks to the work of local Campaign leaders. That's the exciting news reported today by UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the local collaborative leading the city's Campaign effort.

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Camille Levee leading volunteers-- Photo by Housing 1000

Volunteer Profile: Camille Levee, Glendale

Camille Levee is no stranger to homeless advocacy. In 1981 she started the first scout troop in Phoenix, Arizona for girls living in homeless shelters. Currently she runs a non-profit in Glendale that pairs un- and underinsured children -- some of whom live in cars or on the street -- with physicians who can provide services the kids need.

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Volunteer Crosses Country, Sticks with Campaign

Being part of a national movement means getting the chance to work with dedicated volunteers across the country. But not many volunteers get the chance to help out in multiple Campaign communities.

Beverly Thomas is an exception.

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