One year ago…

Today, one year ago, How’s Nashville was born.

Many of you will recall how we gathered in the Downtown Public Library to announce the results of our three-day Registry Week.

We set a goal of housing 200 people in 100 days. In the end, we assisted 189 people with permanent supportive housing. In the process, we learned a lot, strengthened our partnerships, and increased Nashville’s housing placement rate significantly. Our efforts were featured on 60 Minutes (which is planning to re-air the segment on June 15!)

As we are moving along towards our goal of ending chronic homelessness, we are trying new approaches in the hopes to create a sustainable, community-wide effort. As such, we implemented a Coordinated Entry System (CES), which we hope to expand in the coming months.

How’s Nashville is all about bringing our community together to work on a common goal – ending chronic homelessness. It is not an easy path, but together we learn what works and what doesn’t.

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