Homeless service agency Ascencia announced today that Glendale had housed 68 homeless individuals as part of the national “100,000 Homes Campaign,” which has now reached its four-year goal of helping communities house 100,000 chronically homeless Americans. That number includes more than 30,000 veterans and represents an estimated annual taxpayer savings of $1.3 billion.
Glendale joined the campaign in May 2011 and is a member of the elite “2.5% Club,” a group of 57 communities nationwide that are on track to end chronic homelessness outright within three years.
Communities will continue to report new people housed to the 100,000 Homes Campaign until the end of July, which means the Campaign may finish well over its goal of 100,000.
The Campaign is led by former Army Captain Becky Kanis of Community Solutions. Learn more at www.100khomes.org, www.cmtysolutions.org and www.ascenciaca.org/blog.
June 18, 2014
The Tolucan Times
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