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Submitted by Alex Sanders on

About one week ago, the 100,000 Homes Campaign crossed the threshold of 21,000 people housed, making them more than one fifth of the way to reaching their goal of helping communities house 100,000 people by July of 2014.

Indianapolis, a location that first joined the movement in July, housed five people with the help of the Corporation for Supportive Housing, the organization leading the local effort, and pushed the campaign over the 21,000 mark.

Submitted by Aiden Redmond on

On August 27, 2012, Community Solutions' own Jessica Venegas was invited by the White House Domestic Policy Council to speak at a White House forum on urban innovation. The forum was a TED-style event where representatives from various organizations in the United States were given the chance to speak on how their work is fostering new approaches to social innovation and economic opportunity.

Submitted by Rosanne Haggerty on

Over the next five years, as over one million American service members exit our armed forces, it is essential that our country be prepared to help them make a successful transition back into civilian life. At Community Solutions, we believe that a stable home must be part of every veteran’s homecoming.

Submitted by Jake Maguire on

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?

Submitted by admin on

Homelessness can make people sick. Really sick.

Among over 20,000 homeless people surveyed nationally through our 100,000 Homes Campaign, more than one in five lives with a chronic health condition alongside a substance addiction and a mental health condition. These co-occurring conditions are often exacerbated by the harsh realities of life on the streets. Addressing them requires a coordinated approach to care.

Submitted by Jake Maguire on

If you saw our 100,000 Homes Campaign on the CBS Evening News last week, you heard a lot about volunteers. And rightly so— in Campaign communities, volunteers wake up at 3am multiple mornings in a row to help their neighbors experiencing homelessness. They deserve as much recognition as we can give them!

Submitted by Jessica Venegas on

It goes without saying that audacious goals require teamwork—no group or organization can end homelessness alone. At Community Solutions, we’ve learned that people are naturally motivated to pitch in if they feel like their contributions will make an impact. The bigger and more diverse the team, the greater the change we all make together.

Submitted by Jake Maguire on

In his column for the New York Times last Thursday (“The Unexamined Society”, July 7, 2011), David Brooks assesses new research on the “psychology of scarcity.” In times of plenty, he argues, people adopt problem-solving approaches aimed at producing long-term benefits. Faced with scarcity, however, the brain can become so preoccupied with immediate demands that it struggles to engage with the complex factors involved in long-term planning.

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