Monthly Archives: November 2014

Housing Retention June_Oct

76% Housing Retention

259 people moved into permanent housing from June through October of 2013. 76% of them are still in housing one year later.

A study by Dr. Sam Tsemberis on Housing First has shown that if people do not receive ongoing support services once they move into their own apartment, the annual housing retention drops to 25% (Tsemberis, Gulcur, and Nakae, 2004).


Support the Boulevard Bolt

The How’s Nashville campaign on behalf of its partner agencies submitted an application to this year’s Boulevard Bolt grant. Our campaign will be one of the recipients.

Even if you do not run this Thanksgiving morning, you can still donate online at

Thank you, Boulevard Bolt for raising $2 million in two decades to benefit organizations that assist people experiencing homelessness in our community.

October housing placements

735 People Housed

We just posted our newest housing placement report.

Since June 2014 through October 1, Nashville, as a community, has assisted 735 people who have experienced chronic and/or vulnerable homelessness with permanent housing.

Let’s be clear, this is a community-wide housing number that includes people who obtained housing with assistance from How’s Nashville campaign and people who did not receive specific assistance through the campaign. However, we are proud to say that most of the agencies who report their numbers to us are active partners in the How’s Nashville campaign.

What’s more, since the launch of the How’s Nashville campaign in June 2014, Nashville’s housing placement rate for people who have experienced chronic homelessness has more than doubled. Prior to How’s Nashville our community’s monthly housing placement rate was 19 people per month. Now it averages 46 people per month.

Review our October housing placement report.