Blog: Inspiring

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!

Welcome Home, Christine!

This week's Monday move-in story spotlights Christine in Bakersfield, CA.

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Denver, Department of Veterans Affairs Push the Campaign over 16,000 Housed

Today, for the first time since partnering with the 100,000 Homes Campaign, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reported housing over 2,600 vulnerable and chronically homeless veterans in Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) across the country.* The large number of vulnerable and chronically homeless veterans newly housed by VA combines with an encouraging number of new people housed by longtime Campaign participant, 

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Got Your 6: Teaming Up with the Entertainment Industry to Support Homeless Veterans

One of the first registry weeks of our 100,000 Homes Campaign took place in Hollywood, CA. At the time, we knew we had to get out on the streets and proactively discover who was homeless, but we were all still learning what the process ought to look like. Would homeless people really respond to personal questions about their health? Would enough volunteers show up to participate?

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Ending Homelessness for Chronic and Vulnerable Families

It’s one of the most heartbreaking things we see on the streets-- families, often with with young children, lacking any place to call home. From the outset, the vision for the 100,000 Homes Campaign has included homeless families, and in the coming months, we’ll be stepping up our efforts to help communities identify vulnerable families and move them into appropriate housing that meets their service needs and keeps them together.

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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.

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In Illinois, a Holiday Housing Miracle

When Melany Jackson felt God calling her to end homelessness, she quit her job, sold everything she owned and got to work. This week, she moved her first homeless neighbor into housing.

"It's almost hard to believe it's true," Jackson wrote in an email, calling the story of Vern, her newly housed friend, a "Christmas housing miracle."

Indeed, much of Vern's story seems miraculous.

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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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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.

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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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