We had a great event on Oct. 3 to celebrate our halfway milestone of 90 people housed. Becky Kanis, Director of 100,000 Homes Campaign, gave an inspiring talk on reaching our 180 goal and working together as a community to end homelessness.
- “Halfway There” – Joel Hersch, Good Times.
- “Solving Homelessness One Home at a Time” – Taylor Torregano, Santa Cruz Patch.
- “Halfway to the Finish Line for Homeless Program 180/180” – Shanna McCord, Santa Cruz Sentinel.
- “180/180 Campaign Reaches Halfway Mark” – Todd Guild, Register-Pajaronian.
- “Good News on 180/180 Program” – Sentinel Editorial Board, Santa Cruz Sentinel.
- Check out these great event photos from David Dennis Photos.
Thank you everyone for your support!
180/180 reached the halfway milestone today. 90 people have moved into permanent housing thanks to the support of participating service provider organizations, government and business leaders, faith-based organizations, concerned citizens and volunteers.
Today we announced our 60th housing placement. That means we’re 1/3 of the way to our 180 goal, and more confident than ever that we’ll get there.
Thanks to all of our campaign partners and volunteers who make it happen everyday!
Go team 180/180!
Wow! We just had our biggest month ever with 13 new housing placements. Twelve individuals (including three Veterans) and one family made the move into permanent supportive housing. All of these people were chronically homeless, which is characterized by frequent or lengthy episodes without housing, and the presence of a disabling condition (mental or physical).
The proven intervention for people who are chronically homeless is to couple housing with an appropriate level of supportive services to help people remain permanently housed – called Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). Evidence definitively shows that PSH is needed to solve their homelessness. While resource-intensive itself, PSH is show to be cost effective to serve this group over the long-term.
This brings the 180/180 campaign total to Fifty-One (51)!
Thanks to our campaign partner organizations for making this happen.
The 100,000 Homes Campaign announced that its participating communities had housed more than 50,000 chronic and vulnerable homeless Americans. That number includes more than 1,000 families, 5,000 seniors, and 15,000 veterans of the United States armed forces. 180/180 is proud to be part of this life-changing effort, and congratulate 100,000 homes and all participating communities on achieving this milestone.
180/180 is approaching our quarter of the way (1/4) milestone of 45 chronic and vulnerable homeless people housed. We have some catching up to do, and with your help we can get there. You can make a difference by donating your time – sign up to volunteer, and your financial contributions can help someone cover move-in costs such as security deposit, furniture, and essential household items.
Go 180/180 and 100k Homes!