How’s Nashville partners launched the local 2016 by 2016 campaign today, aiming to assist 2,016 Nashvillians who are Veterans or experience chronic homelessness within the next two years.
The 2016 by 2016 campaign aligns itself with the national Zero: 2016 campaign, whose goal is to end Veterans homelessness by the end of this year and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.
The purpose for the 2016 by 2016 campaign is to look at all existing resources, revamp our current community effort by setting new goals, and recruit even more community partners, especially landlords to assist:
- 595 Veterans;
- 1,421 people experiencing chronic homelessness; and
- Others who are homeless and at risk of dying prematurely because of known health conditions.
The How’s Nashville movement brings together more than 30 partner agencies representing the nonprofit, government, and for-profit sectors, with over 20 of these partners provide direct services.
Since inception of the How’s Nashville campaign in June 2013, partner agencies have helped more than 950 people who experienced chronic homelessness move into permanent housing. The current annual housing retention rate is about 77%.