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Report Evaluates 100,000 Homes Campaign

Urban Institute

The Urban Institute has released a report assessing the 100,000 Homes Campaign, entitled Evaluation of the 100,000 Homes Campaign: Assessing the Campaign’s Effectiveness in Housing the Chronically and Vulnerable Homeless. The report found the campaign to be effective overall: it met its goals and had a large impact on efforts to end homelessness across the United States.

Many aspects of the 100,000 Homes Campaign met with success. The campaign created a sense of urgency around the efforts to end Veteran and chronic homelessness and promoted the Housing First model. It housed 105,580 people and tracked large dips in the populations of Veteran and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness. In participating communities, the median monthly housing placement rate rose from 1.3 percent in July 2010 to 4.7 percent in April 2014.

The evaluation report also shows that the campaign struggled to create system changes. The majority of communities still experienced problems with housing availability, and efforts to change policies that prevent people with criminal histories or substance abuse problems from accessing permanent supportive housing were less successful.

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