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(Photo: Helmut was in his eighties and had spent years on the streets when Hollywood4WRD, the Hollywood, CA team participating in the 100,000 Homes Campaign, moved him into permanent housing. Credit: JB Rutagarama)

To many Americans, homelessness can feel like a problem so big it can't be helped. Perhaps you've always wanted to help but wondered where to start...

Submitted by Alex Sanders on

Every night, more than 630,000 individuals are homeless in America; that includes more than 60,000 veterans. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Today is World Homeless Day, created to give everyone an opportunity to be a part of the solution and meet the needs of our country’s homeless individuals.

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Medellín, COLOMBIA— The 100,000 Homes Campaign, coordinated by NYC-based non-profit Community Solutions, was announced today as one of two international winners of the World Habitat Award, a prestigious honor awarded annually by the Building and Social Housing Foundation in conjunction with the United Nations. The award was announced during World Habitat Day celebrations in Medellín, Columbia and will be formally presented next April at the World Urban Forum, hosted by UN-Habitat.

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Despite its large size, Philadelphia continues to move chronic and vulnerable homeless residents into permanent housing at a strong rate. The community is a longstanding member of the 100,000 Homes Campaign’s 2.5 Percent Club, a group of communities measurably on track to end chronic homelessness, and it has been active in its efforts to share local best practices at the national level. The city’s success is due, in part, to an emerging best practice called FLOW.

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Myron had been sleeping on the streets of Phoenix, AZ with his brother for 30 years before Project H3 met him. One hot night in July 2009, Myron’s brother died in his arms. After that, Myron struggled with depression and alcohol problems. Yet thanks to the work of the 100,000 Homes Campaign and its extraordinary local partner in Phoenix, Project H3, life has changed for Myron.

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We always knew this day would come, but it used to seem much further away! Today, 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. We couldn't be prouder to celebrate this day.

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