The 100 Homes Arlington Campaign is part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign and the
state-wide 1,000 Homes for 1,000 Virginians initiative to move the most vulnerable homeless persons off the streets and into housing. The goal is to reduce chronic homelessness in Arlington by 50% by July 2013.
Locally, the 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.
The most exciting part of 100 Homes will be Registry Week, October 16-21, 2011. Throughout this week, volunteers will spread across the County in teams to identify every homeless person in Arlington. The teams will use a survey to collect information that goes into a “Vulnerability Index” and identifies those most likely to die on the street if not housed soon.