Blog: Communities

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!

100 Communities Have Joined Our Movement for Change!

It's official!

100 communities across the country have joined our collaborative effort to find permanent housing for 100,000 of the most medically vulnerable homeless Americans by July of 2013. Together, these communities, including over 3,000 volunteers, are part of a growing movement and have already helped 10,838 homeless people into permanent homes. States with the most participating communities include California and Florida. The 100th community to join is Bethesda, MD.


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.


St. Joseph Center Brings Hope to Venice, CA

If you saw the Campaign on the CBS Evening News this week, you learned about the remarkable story of Bruce Marzett, a Vietnam combat veteran who survived nearly 20 years of homelessness before moving into a permanent apartment last month.


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!


Volunteers Get "Smart" in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County, CA has completed its local Registry Week, and the community is buzzing.

After cementing an innovative funding partnership with the EPA last month, the local Campaign team mobilized hundreds of volunteers to comb area streets block by block to identify their most vulnerable homeless neighbors.


San Jose Taps EPA to Help House Homeless Population

Silicon Valley is home to many of the biggest technology firms in the world. Names like Apple, Google, Facebook, and eBay are part of Santa Clara County, California’s identity. But unseen amidst the innovation and wealth just south of San Francisco is a large and burgeoning homeless population.


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.


Photo Credit: Rudy Salinas, PATH

LA Times Tells Hollywood's Dramatic Campaign Story

Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times printed the dramatic story of how Campaign members in Hollywood have housed 37 people and raised $800,000 in a single year.

The article by Alexandra Zavis quotes Kerry Morrison, the courageous leader of the Hollywood effort, saying, "When you pull the veil of anonymity away and reveal who these human beings are, resources appear."


Philadelphia Commits to House 50 as Registry Week Ends

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined City and Federal officials last month to announce the results of Philadelphia's Homeless Outreach (Registry) Week. At the event, officials reaffirmed the city's commitment to house 50 of its most vulnerable homeless people over the next year.


One Year after Registry Week, Hollywood Shares Stories of Success

Hollywood may be famous for wealth and glamor, but it's also home to a surprising number of homeless people. Last Thursday, Hollywood4WRD held a community event to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hollywood Registry Week and the effort to bring Hollywood's homeless inside.

What a difference a year can make!


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