In January 2015, the How’s Nashville movement launched 2016 by 2016, a local campaign to end Veteran homelessness and chronic homelessness by December 31, 2016. This campaign is aligned with Zero: 2016, a national effort that supports our local homeless service community through resource optimization and technical assistance.
The 2016 by 2016 campaign set a goal to assist 595 local Veterans and 1,421 people experiencing chronic and/or vulnerable homelessness with permanent housing by the end of 2016.
So far a total of 352 Veterans and 829 people who were chronically homeless have been housed since the start of the 2016 by 2016 campaign. That equals an average housing placement rate of 79 people per month (23 Veterans and 55 people experiencing chronic homelessness).