The homeless service provider community in Utah has been working to house chronically homeless individuals in our community over the past several years. Providers, like The Road Home, have recently joined a national campaign, 100,000 Homes to further our goal of ending chronic homelessness in Utah.
100,000 Homes: Salt Lake City is a collaborative effort of community leaders from the non-profit, governmental and business communities in the Salt Lake County area. This campaign strives to end homelessness in our community by providing housing to vulnerable and chronically homeless individuals and families. The Road Home is one of over 20 partners participating in the Salt Lake campaign.
100,000 Homes: Salt Lake is complimentary to current efforts at The Road Home to help chronically homeless families and individuals return to housing. Our Chronically Homeless Services and Housing project recently completed its first year of outreach and housing efforts, helping 30 previously chronically homeless individuals move out of shelter and back into housing. Palmer Court, The Road Home’s permanent supportive housing development also provides 201 apartments with comprehensive case management services to formerly chronically homeless individuals and families.
During the upcoming Registry Week, volunteers will canvass the city and homeless service locations interviewing individuals and families experiencing homelessness. This survey process will help create a by-name registry of people living on our streets. It will also help identify those who have been homeless the longest and are the most vulnerable. 100,00 Homes: Salt Lake’s Registry Week will be conducted in conjunction with the statewide annual Point in Time count, where homeless service providers and volunteers work to count the number of individuals currently experiencing homelessness in our state. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help survey our city’s most vulnerable individuals.
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2
Volunteer with 100,000 Homes.
The information gathered during the Registry Week will help 100,000 Homes: Salt Lake begin the process of prioritizing homeless individuals to allow for better allocation of scarce housing and supportive service resources to those most in need. The goal of both the Salt Lake campaign and national effort is to reduce and ultimately end chronic homelessness.
About 100,000 Homes
The 100,000 Homes Campaign is a national movement of communities working together to find permanent homes for 100,000 of the country’s most vulnerable homeless individuals and families by July 2014. Learn More.
100,000 Homes Campaign: Salt Lake Roster