Seven months into the 100 Homes Arlington Campaign, 27 vulnerable homeless persons have been
successfully placed in permanent housing. This puts the effort well ahead of the campaign goal of housing 100 people by July 2013.
The Arlington 100 Homes Campaign is part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign and the state-wide 1,000 Homes for 1,000 Virginians initiative. The 100 Homes Campaign is a community effort kicked off in October 2012 when 150 volunteers and civic leaders hit the streets before dawn to survey and register homeless persons living on the streets of Arlington.
The community effort continues as nonprofit partners from the Arlington Street Peoples Assistance Network, Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, and Volunteers of America collaborate with County staff to house the most vulnerable individuals who are ready for housing.
100 Homes Campaign is an initiative of Arlington County’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. The 10 Year Plan is based on the best practice strategy of “housing first,” which focuses on preventing homelessness, moving people who do become homeless into housing rapidly, and providing the wrap-around services necessary for them to maintain their housing permanently.