Jul 19, 2012
Welcome to the 2.5 Percent Club!
Good news! Fifteen Campaign communities have joined the 2.5 Percent Club, an exclusive group of communities on track to end chronic and vulnerable homelessness!
This week, at the annual conference of the National Alliance to End Homelessness in Washington, DC, 100,000 Homes Campaign Director Becky Kanis took to the stage to challenge every community present to begin housing 2.5% of their chronic and vulnerable homeless neighbors each month. Doing so places communities squarely on track to end chronic and vulnerable homeless, bringing them much closer to meeting the goals of Opening Doors, the federal plan to end homelessness.
After explaining these details and issuing her challenge, Kanis announced 15 communities that are currently meeting or exceeding the 2.5% goal. As she invited leaders from each community to join her on stage, audience members began to applaud, growing increasingly loud and enthusiastic with each new name. As Kanis announced that the final community, Bergen County, NJ, is currently housing over 16% of its chronic and vulnerable homeless neighbors each month, the crowd erupted and rose to its feet.
We were thrilled to welcome the highest performing communities participating in the 100,000 Homes Campaign into the 2.5 Percent Club, and we're counting on their leadership and expertise to help more communities make it in!
The following communities are currently members of the 2.5 Percent Club: