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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!

Campaign Launches Homeless Connector Smartphone App

Maybe it’s the woman on your block who sometimes asks you for spare change, or the homeless veteran you walk past every day on your way to work. Everyone has a story about a homeless neighbor, but too often we feel like there’s nothing we can do to help.


Communities Aim for Rapid Results for Homeless Veterans

One of the Campaign’s major goals is to help communities house homeless veterans, but that process often looks different in every place. It can also be unexpectedly complicated and bureaucratic. This month, communities will convene across the country in an effort to change that.


Colorado Launches Statewide Effort with Colorado Counts

We’ve seen a pattern of whole states enrolling in the Campaign lately, and now you can add Colorado to that list! In Colorado, faced with a variety of state-specific needs and conditions, organizers have carefully customized the Campaign’s Vulnerability Index (VI) to capture additional, locally relevant data while preserving the tool’s research-based core.


Statewide Efforts Gain Steam in Virginia, Nationally

The Campaign is seeing a new trend in enrollments as more and more communities band together to enroll as states. Already, Louisiana, Virginia, Georgia, and Delaware have signed up with statewide efforts, and several other states are preparing to take this step. Communities that enroll as states agree to work together and coordinate, often through a single statewide player like the governor’s office or a state coalition to end homelessness, to move their most vulnerable residents into permanent housing.


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.


Campaign Announces Major Partnership with NAHRO

The Campaign is thrilled to announce today that the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) will come on board as a formal partner. NAHRO's support is a huge development. The organization brings with it more than 20,000 members, including non-profits, redevelopment corporations and public housing authorities (PHAs) across the country.


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!


L.A. Communities Work to Reduce Steps to House Homeless Veterans

Last week, five Los Angeles area communities gathered at the California Endowment for the Campaign's first Housing Placement Boot Camp, jointly hosted by Home for Good, L.A.'s plan to end chronic and veterans homelessness.  Aimed at reducing the number of steps and length of time required to move homeless veterans into permanent housing, the event helped communi


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.


Virginia Plans Statewide Campaign Effort

Virginia has become the latest state to join the 100,000 Homes Campaign.

Thanks to the joint efforts of state non-profits Homeward, Virginia Supportive Housing, and the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, the state will mount a full-scale Registry Week this summer. Richmond is expected to lead the local Campaign, which will also include communities from across the state.

Today's Times-Dispatch details the local Campaign's goals and explains how community members can become involved.


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