Montgomery County joined the National 100,000 Homes Campaign November 2013
100,000 Homes Campaign
The 100,000 Homes Campaign was an initiative of Community Solutions designed to "help communities around the United States place 100,000 chronically homeless people into permanent supportive housing. By July 2014, the 100,000 Homes Campaign had reached its goal and housed 105,580 of the most vulnerable homeless individuals in the United States.
In November 2013, Montgomery County joined the 100,000 Homes Campaign with a kick off event at the Home Builders Care Assessment Center in Rockville. The joint effort included the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and residents. A registy week was held in November to identify the most vulnerable homeless individuals in the community. There were 300 volunteers who joined housing advocates and County officials to conduct a community-wide survey of those experiencing homelessness.
What did Montgomery County accomplish?
Registry week identified 159 chronically homeless individuals. In January 2014, the number of individuals in the county experiencing homelessness decreased by 11% according to the Metropolitan Council on Government Point-in-Time report. This decrease was attribed to the work of the campaign.