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