June Housing Placements

June Housing Placement

How’s Nashville partners exceeded the June-goal of assisting people experiencing chronic homelessness with permanent housing. Our goal was to help 64 people obtain housing and we actually assisted 67.

At this time last year, we maintained an average housing placement rate of 44 people per month. In comparison, since we launched the current 2016 by 2016 campaign in January, we assist on average 54 people who experience chronic homelessness with housing.

It is important to understand that How’s Nashville is a collaboration that includes most of our community service provider agencies who mainly work with people experiencing homelessness. Therefore, the numbers the How’s Nashville partners report out are trying to capture the housing placement rate at a community level.

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How you can make a difference right now…

If you have been following the media over the past few days and hear about the campsite at Ft. Negley and wonder how you can help, here is what we hope you will do:

Support How’s Nashville​’s #2016by2016 campaign. We need donations to cover move-in costs for people experiencing chronic homelessness, and we need landlords accepting Section 8 vouchers (housing choice vouchers).

Right now several of the people have Section 8 vouchers obtained with the assistance of How’s Nashville partners, but they cannot find a landlord to accept them. In addition, there are about 100 homeless Veterans in our community who have housing vouchers in hand and cannot find landlords with available units to accept their vouchers.

In addition, our move-in funds are running out. So what can you do right now?

1. If you are a landlord, reach out to Deon Trotter (deon.trotter@nashville.gov)
2. For all others, please make a donation. (please be aware crowd-funding contributions are not tax-deductible…)

… for a tax-deductible donation, please make out a check to “How’s Nashville” and mail it to Metropolitan Homelessness Commission, attn: Will Connelly, P.O. Box 196300, Nashville, TN, 37219-6300.

Share this post with your friends and take the extra step to follow up with them to take action. Please help.

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Video Competition

Share your most creative smart phone video with us on Facebook showing your support for 2016 by 2016 by July 10 at noon to win a How’s Nashville t-shirt and a $25-gift card to a local restaurant.

Watch sample videos on our Facebook page including one from Mayor Karl Dean, who supports our  effort to house 2,016 people by the end of 2016.

And don’t forget: 2016 by 2016 is about ending Veterans homelessness by the end of this year and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.

To show your support of 2016 by 2016:

  1. Like How’s Nashville on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@HowsNashville);
  2. Donate $10 to help cover move-in costs to help house some of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Please participate! It takes the entire community to end Veterans and chronic homelessness.

Mayor Dean supports 2016 by 2016

Mayor Dean supports 2016 by 2016

Watch Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s video in support of the 2016 by 2016 campaign and join our online “2016 by 2016 support video competition” to win a How’s Nashville T-shirt and a $25-gift card to enjoy a lunch. To join our online video competition, post your creative video in support of 2016 by 2016 on our Facebook page by Friday, July 10, at noon and share it on your social media.

How can you support the 2016 by 2016 campaign?

1. Like How’s Nashville on Facebook;

2. Donate $10 that will go toward covering move-in costs and removing barriers of housing for some of our most vulnerable neighbors as they move from streets/shelter into permanent housing.

 

May summary

Housing Placement updates for 2016 by 2016

The 2016 by 2016 campaign aims to end Veterans and chronic homelessness in Nashville within the next 18 months.

How’s Nashville partners set clear goals and meet every two weeks to evaluate the progress towards these goals. As part of that process, we publish monthly housing placement reports.

To end  Veterans and chronic homelessness, How’s Nashville partners estimated that 595 Veterans need to obtain housing by December 2015 and 1,421 people experiencing chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.

How’s Nashville currently is asking our community to support our work to end Veterans and chronic homelessness.

Two easy ways to support 2016 by 2016:

1. Like How’s Nashville on Facebook;

2. Donate $10 that will go toward covering move-in costs and removing barriers of housing for some of our most vulnerable neighbors as they move from streets/shelter into permanent housing.

2016 by 2016

Help us meet our challenge

We need all of you to meet our goal of engaging 2,016 people in support of the 2016 by 2016 campaign – a movement that promotes housing our Veterans by the end of 2015 and people experiencing chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.

Two easy ways to support 2016 by 2016:

1. Like How’s Nashville on Facebook;

2. Donate $10 that will go toward covering move-in costs and removing barriers of housing for some of our most vulnerable neighbors as they move from streets/shelter into permanent housing.