Local Data on Homelessness
Strategic Planning Process 2015:
The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission together with the Frist Foundation, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency and its Continuum of Care (CoC) partners has launched a strategic planning process. Focus Strategies is the consultant facilitating the process.
A kick-off was held on May 7. We posted the Focus Strategy PowerPoint presented at the kick-off Webinar for your review: Focus Strategies_Webinar_PP
Please find links of the most recent Housing Placement Reports below:
Nashville Community Self-Assessment Report (Spring 2013)
Local PowerPoints and other presentations:
How’s Nashville Launch/Registry Week Public Briefing – June 4, 2013
Linda Kaufman of the 100,000 Homes Campaign gave a framework of the national campaign (2/26/13):
Chere’ Bradshaw works on the Memphis 100 campaign and provided an update of what Memphis has done (2/26/13):
Memphis Community Briefing Nashville version 02_2013 (1)
Will Connelly, director of the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission in Nashville, presented information about the local campaign (2/26/13):
Memphis is one of 184 communities that joined the national 100,000 Homes Campaign. Memphis100 created a progress report, which is available here:
Feb 2012 Progress report (1)
May 3rd Metropolitan Homelessness Commission Presentation – Will Connelly (05/03/13)
Other local info:
The 2012 Community Needs Evaluation Update includes policy issues of Food and Nutrition, Health and Human Development, Housing and Neighborhoods, Long-Term Supports and Services and Workforce an Economic Opportunity. It also contains demographic, social and socioeconomic profiles of Davidson County, results of the Grassroots Community Survey and a section on the importance of evidence-based practices with examples for each policy area.
Other articles and information we love:
What Works Summary – These selected approaches and practices have been shown to be effective in addressing the needs of people experiencing homelessness and living with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
Three Homes Framework (Ken Kraybill) – the many meanings of home.
Read about the role collective impact plays in achieving social change: Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity by John Kania & Mark Kramer