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100,000 Homes Campaign Overview

The 100,000 Homes Campaign brings together change agents from across the country to find homes for 100,000 of the most vulnerable and long term homeless individuals and families by July 2013.

The 100,000 Homes Campaign is designed to fundamentally alter our response to chronic homelessness by giving communities concrete tools and connecting the change agents with one another so no one has to innovate alone. A vanguard of communities across the country have been working together over the past year to prototype the “world’s best housing process.” These tools fit into “five categories of change”:

  1. Build a strong local campaign
  2. Clarify the demand
  3. Line up the housing and support resources
  4. Move people into housing
  5. Help people stay housed

The City of Philadelphia will be conducting an outreach week from May 15th through May 20th 2011. The goal of outreach week is to identify the most vulnerable homeless individuals living in Philadelphia. Volunteers will interview homeless people, so we can match the most vulnerable homeless people to appropriate services and housing, and better understand their health needs. DBHIDS has a long history of being a national leader in the effort to end chronic homelessness. Many DBH and provider staff has participated in efforts over the years designed to end homelessness. Again, we call on your expertise, generosity and spirit. We need volunteers, sponsors and everyone to get the word out.