Between January 1 and July 31, 2015, How’s Nashville partners report that our community has assisted 569 people experiencing homelessness with permanent housing. Of these 569 people, 379 experienced chronic homelessness. The remaining 190 are Veterans who were homeless.
Overall, we increased our monthly housing placement rate from about 44 people who were chronically homeless per month last year to a little over 54 people a month since January of this year.
In January, How’s Nashville partners launched the 2016 by 2016 effort aligning itself with the national Zero: 2016 campaign and joined the national goal of ending Veterans homelessness by December 31, 2015, and chronic homelessness by December 31, 2016. The 2016 by 2016 campaign renewed our ongoing community collaboration and resulted in helping an additional 10 people who were chronically homeless obtain permanent housing every month.