After Registry Week, Work of Housing Glendale's Homeless Residents Begins

Community volunteers took to the streets of Glendale this week to compile a by-name and photo detailed registry of the city's homeless population. Participants in the Glendale Registry Week surveyed 43 homeless individuals in the city of Glendale, identifying almost half of them as vulnerable and at increased risk of death.


Glendale Registry Week Underway

Glendale Registry Week is underway in California, and so far the results are encouraging.

This weekend, 11 communities from across Southern California and Texas gathered in Glendale for Registry Week Boot Camp, where they learned how to host Registry Week efforts in their own cities and towns. At the close of Boot Camp, these communities jumped in to participate in Glendale's own Registry Week, which kicked off Sunday morning.


L.A. County Votes to Prioritize Chronically Homeless for Housing, Services

In a huge step forward, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to prioritize the chronically homeless for housing and supportive services.

The unanimous vote aligns the County with the new Home For Good plan, launched last December, which aims to end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles within five years.


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.


Hartford Becomes First Campaign Community to Meet Housing Goal

At its Registry Week last May, Hartford, CT set an initial goal of housing 40 people. This month, they reported their 44th placement, making them the first Campaign community to reach its target.

“It’s been an amazing success,” says Christie Corrigan of Hartford’s Journey Home. “The key was to get as many partners as possible on board from the beginning.”


Arizona Partners Share Ideas for Innovating with Mainstream Housing Resources

Last week, our partners at the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness published the second in a series of three whitepapers spotlighting creative ways to end homelessness with mainstream resources.


Skid Row Success Story in Los Angeles

We've got good news- there's one less person sleeping on the streets in Los Angeles!

Earlier this year, the Campaign hired two Americorps volunteers to hit the pavement in Skid Row. Recently, they helped Sharon Crosby move off the streets and into permanent housing after a lifetime of homelessness.

NeNe, as Crosby is affectionately called, had spent most of her life bouncing around between various temporary accommodations. She had spent the last ten years living on the streets.


Santa Barbara Registry Week Makes a Splash

Santa Barbara Registry Week has been making a splash all week with the largest volunteer turnout on record!

The event drew so much attention that local outlet Noozhawk sent Lara Cooper to participate in the event and chronicle the experience from the inside.


Louisiana Unites Around Registry Week

Over the last three days, Louisiana became the first state to implement the Vulnerability Index at the state level through a statewide Registry Week. 


Following Up with Omaha

Many readers will remember Omaha, which stunned the Campaign in October by helping one of its most vulnerable homeless residents into housing before the end of its Registry Week. After surveying Carmen and discovering that she was suffering from terminal lung cancer, local Campaign partners moved her into permanent housing the very next day.

We checked back in with Omaha recently to see how the last few months have gone.


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