The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship announced today that it had selected 31 honorees from around the world as Social Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2015. Among them was Community Solutions president Rosanne Haggerty, who shares the honor with Becky Kanis Margiotta of the Billions Institute for their leadership of our successful 100,000 Homes Campaign.
An independent report from the Urban Institute has concluded that the 100,000 Homes Campaign made a “major impact on the national fight to end homelessness.” The report also found that communities that adopted the Campaign’s core interventions experienced greater reductions in homelessness than their peers.
By Matthew Doherty and Beth Sandor
This post is the final in a series about the elements of a coordinated assessment and housing placement system (CAHP). This post offers an overview of data collection and communication, which plays a vital role in the housing referral process.
This post is the third in a series about the elements of a coordinated assessment and housing placement system (CAHP). This post offers an overview of the navigation, case conferencing and housing referral process.
This post is the second in a series about the elements of a coordinated assessment and housing placement system (CAHP). This post offers an overview of the first component of a CAHP system, assessment and the critical role that by-name registries play in ending homelessness.
Ending homelessness is about breaking down barriers. Nothing should stand in the way of providing our neighbors experiencing homelessness with the dignity and necessity of a home. Through Zero: 2016, we’re committed to working with communities to break down any barriers that may stand in the way of meeting our goal and ending veteran and chronic homelessness in the next two years.
Community Solutions is once again teaming up with DoSomething.org, one of the largest organizations for young people working for social change, to help youth get involved in ending homelessness. Today, we’re launching round two of the highly successful Welcome Home banner campaign, which enlists Dosomething.org members to create colorful, handmade “welcome home” banners to be hung in the apartments of homeless people moving into permanent housing.
This week, during the 2015 federal Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, volunteers from each of the country’s 414 Continuums of Care (CoCs) will hit area streets and shelters to assess the number of residents experiencing homelessness within the community. This annual count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people is a federal requirement, but each community plans, coordinates, and carries it out locally during the last 10 days in January.
By Beth Sandor and Martha Kegel