Earlier this month, the 100,000 Homes Campaign announced that it exceeded its goal of housing 100,000 homeless individuals by July 2014. Community Solutions launched the 100,000 Homes Campaign in July 2010 as a national movement to end chronic homelessness by 2016. Nationally, 238 communities are a part of the movement and have focused on housing veterans, the chronically homeless, and those at high-risk of dying if they remain on the streets. The Campaign to End Homelessness in Downtown San Diego is a proud member of the 100,000 Homes Campaign and its partners have housed over 1,200 people since 2010.
The 100,000 Homes Campaign is a strong contributor to efforts aimed at accelerating ending veteran homelessness, and generating approximately $1.3 billion in cost-savings annually by housing 100,000 chronically homeless individuals.
The 100,000 Homes Campaign follows the Housing First approach toward ending homelessness by matching the most vulnerable and chronically homeless individuals with permanent supportive housing.
To date, the 100,000 Homes Campaign has housed over 101,500 people and is making significant progress in ending homelessness.