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From 2003-2007, Becky Kanis led the successful effort that reduced street homelessness in Times Square by 87%. Now, she's taking what she learned to communities across the country as Director of our 100,000 Homes Campaign. In a candid Q+A, she opens up about her values, her military background, and the reason she's passionate about ending homelessness.

Q. What is the 100,000 Homes Campaign?

Compassion That Works

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

FOR MORE THAN 10 years, Carmen lived on the streets around Omaha, Nebraska. Suffering from cancer and partly cut off from her family, she was a stark example of the chronically homeless people who exist all across the United States.

Cities Advance in Homeless Housing Efforts

Friday, October 7, 2011
Shreveport is making strides in housing chronically homeless people, while New Orleans is leading the way.
Becky Kanis, director of the 100,000 Homes Campaign, discussed the program's progress here and across the United States on Thursday during the Louisiana State Homeless Conference in Shreveport.

Homeless census connects most vulnerable to housing

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stephanie Estrada struggled into a sitting position from her nest of blankets on the pavement behind a lamp store. She squinted into the beam of a flashlight and swiped at her tangle of graying hair.

100,000 Homes Comes to the DC Metro Area

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Two local organizations have recently joined the 100,000 Homes campaign, a national push to house 100,000 homeless people by July 2013.

“The neat thing about this campaign is that it is very streamlined. It is effective, it is efficient and generates amazing outcomes,” said Kathy Sibert, the executive director of the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN).

Counties Join Campaign to House Chronic, At-Risk Homeless

Monday, September 26, 2011

As a child, Harold Fisher would play in the Arlington County, Va. park that eventually became his “home.” He found a sheltered area near the park’s tennis courts to sleep nights in later years when he was homeless.

Youth market makes push for BK residents to eat better

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A group of young people in Brownsville are making a push to get Brooklyn residents to eat healthier.

The youth farmer's market has been open on the corner of Liviona and Rockaway avenues since July. Workers say the market is a great way to eat better and helps them give back to the community.