On June 11, 2014, Community Solutions announced that it had reached and exceeded its goal of housing 100,000 homeless individuals.
Campaign director Becky Kanis reported that the actual total was 101,628 formerly homeless individuals across the country.
President Obama has told local governments to end homelessness by 2020. Community Solutions has reinforced that by providing permanent supportive housing through Housing First model works.
“’This County has done many things over the years to help address the needs of our homeless population,’ said Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice said in a news release. ‘The 100,000 Homes Campaign targets a special segment of this population — a population that has been difficult to reach. Through this program, and the steps that are being put in place, we now have a better chance of letting them tell us their needs and then directly working to find housing for these most vulnerable people.’”
The campaign announced that the 100,000th person housed was Army veteran Alvin Hill. That made him one of 31,171 veterans and 101,628 total people housed by the campaign at the time of the announcement.
100,000 Homes is a nonprofit that targets its efforts at helping the most vulnerable populations first, people who are experiencing chronic homelessness or suffering from severe medical conditions.