How’s Nashville is a community-wide, collaborative, and inclusive effort to end chronic homelessness in Nashville within this decade. It was launched by the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission in 2013. The How’s Nashville campaign is driven by community partners that meet regularly to work on the initiative’s goals and monitor its progress.
How’s Nashville aligns itself with the national 100,000 Homes Campaign and is focused on the most vulnerable and chronically homeless individuals in our community. Our partners agree to work together to examine how we can get individuals and families permanently housed as quickly as possible. We believe that a focus on the most medically vulnerable individuals and families in our community will save lives while we work together on streamlining our city’s housing placement process.
The How’s Nashville campaign focuses on:
- Implementing Housing First (moving people from the streets/shelters directly into permanent supportive housing)
- Collecting data (so we, as a community, understand the populations we are serving)
- Tracking our progress (evaluating outcomes allows us to improve our approach)
- Improve our local system (streamlining our systems will benefit all populations)
The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission was created by Metro ordinance in 2005 with the goal to end chronic homelessness. The Commission is a planning and coordinating organization and serves as the backbone organization of the How’s Nashville campaign.
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