Montgomery County is now a part of the national 100,000 HOMES Campaign, a movement of over 200 communities working to find permanent homes for 100,000 chronic and medically vulnerable homeless Americans. Our local Campaign will prioritize those most in need of permanent housing and improve access to permanent supportive housing and services for homeless individuals. The 2013 Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons in the Metropolitan Washington Region, known as the PIT report, found on one given day that 1,004 individuals experienced homelessness in Montgomery County, and that 222 of these individuals were chronically homeless. This is unacceptable, particularly here in Montgomery County, one of the most affluent counties in the nation. This is why the Montgomery County 100,000 HOMES Campaign is so critical.
The phenomenal success of the Montgomery County 100,000 HOMES Campaign so far is a reflection of the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm from a caring community. We've successfully completed steps 1-5. Now we're focusing on securing permanent housing for our County's most vulnerable homeless individuals.
Over 300 staff, community members and public servants volunteered to participate in the Campaign's Registry Week on November 3-7 that began with a three hour training on November 3. Each day from November 4 - 6, 17 teams of staff and volunteer surveyors were deployed from the two headquarter locations to conduct the survey between 4 and 6 a.m. in locations identified as hotspots by the outreach team. The result was that 369 surveys were completed and another 62 individuals were identified who refused to take the survey. Those individuals who refused have been assigned to the various outreach providers for ongoing engagement in an effort to get them surveyed. Of those surveyed, 159 or 43% were considered to be medically vulnerable. Montgomery County's Homeless Resource Day concluded Registry Week on November 7. On Wednesday, November 13, we presented results at our Community/Media Debrief. You can view the presentation and the Campaign's video below:
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All sponsors and donors at the $1,000 level or above will be listed in all Montgomery County 100,000 HOMES Campaign publicity materials. Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals, businesses, congregations, corporations, and community groups to sponsor Montgomery County 100,000 HOMES Campaign activities and supplies.
In the news:
Putting a Face on Homelessness in Montgomery County
Homeless Census in One of Nation's Most Affluent Counties Reveals Vulnerabilities of Hidden Residents
Survey Shows ‘Life and Death’ Crisis for County’s Homeless
Growing Population of Homeless in Md. Gets Assistance
How Do You Count the Homeless? 1 Person at a Time, at 4 a.m.
Homeless Count: Volunteers Track Down Homelessness in Montgomery County
Mont. Co. Conducts Homeless Census
Your chance to end someone’s homelessness.
100,000 Homes Campaign Seeks Volunteers to Survey Homeless Persons
Montgomery County joining national ‘100,000 Homes’ campaign to help homeless
Montgomery Co. aims to find homes for chronically homeless
MoCo Looking For 300 Volunteers In Surveying Of Homeless
100,000 Homes Campaign (Photo & Video)
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National 100,000 Homes Campaign
National coalition of over 200 communities working to find permanent homes for 100,000 chronic and medically vulnerable homeless individuals by July 2014.
Cost-effectiveness of supportive housing
National Alliance to End Homelessness is a resource for more information and research summaries.
LA County’s Project 50, Identify, then place into permanent supportive housing, the 50 most vulnerable people who have been sleeping on the streets of Skid Row the longest.
Based in New York City, Community Solutions partners with community leaders, public agencies, non-profits, property developers and health and human services organizations to create practical, scalable, cost effective solutions to homelessness, including their initiative 100,000 Homes Campaign.
Community Solutions Los Angeles' Project 50
Taking a Page from Community Solutions' Playbook for Resolving Homelessness
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