Volunteer

You can help 180/180 Participants navigate the housing search and move-in process. Learn more about volunteering as a Housing Navigator.

Donate

180/180 is a new effort that can make efficient use of your donation to successfully house the most vulnerable homeless individuals in Santa Cruz County.

Learn More

180/180 is a part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign - see the financial and human reasoning behind this innovative effort.



About the Challenge




180

Today, it is estimated that there are over 900 chronically homeless men and women in Santa Cruz County. Without new efforts, these individuals can expect to be living on the street for the rest of their lives and to live roughly 30 fewer years than the average American. Our challenge is to house the 180 most vulnerable of these citizens by July, 2014. Learn more here.







Progress So Far




151 people housed!

During the week of March 10, 2014 we reported our 151st housing placement. This means one hundred fifty one people who were chronically homeless in Santa Cruz County have moved into permanent supportive housing. These formerly un-housed individuals have been connected with housing and supportive services that best fit their unique needs and benefit eligibility, such as a Veteran who was housed with a HUD-Veteran Assisted Supported Housing (VASH) voucher.







Why This Works




Strategy

There is already a record of success with Permanent Supportive Housing in Santa Cruz County. The problem is there isn't enough of it, and the people who need it the most (vulnerable street-homeless individuals) have the most difficulty accessing it. The solution is to gather detailed information on the needs of these chronically homeless men, women and families and coordinate the streamlined delivery of stable housing and supportive services for each of these vulnerable individuals. Remarkably, doing this also reduces total costs to our public institutions. Learn more here and sign up to stay informed here.