The National Alliance to End Homelessness reported the success of the Virginia Learning Collaborative pledge to house families for 100 days, starting on October 17, 2013 and concluding on January 24, 2014.
Thirty one organizations participated in the challenge and managed to house an extraordinary 545 families throughout the 100 days, resulting in a 52 percent increase of housed families. The accomplishment was achieved through innovative strategies including, seeking new revenue streams, securing new landlords and utilizing Twitter to freely and immediately share information. The Rapid Re-Housing Challenge presents a significant precedent for organizations throughout the United States and strengthens the nation’s goal of ending homelessness.
Reference: National Alliance to End Homelessness, February 2014www.endhomelessness.org/blog/entry/545-families-in-virginia-now-have-homes#.UvpV3vldWSo