At the end of each Learning Collaborative, providers take their new skills and kick off a 100-Day Housing Challenge. The goal is to find housing and services for as many households as possible. We encourage communities to set ambitious goals, because the scope of this crisis demands immediate solutions.
Even at the start of these 100-Day Housing Challenges, the communities have already seen great results. Lansing has housed 52 households in just its first two weeks-- more than their average monthly number! By the end of the challenge, the communities will have housed hundreds of households — families, adults, veterans — who will spend this winter in the safety and dignity of a home rather than on the streets or in shelter.
The overwhelming success of these Learning Collaboratives demonstrates that when communities have the right training, resources, and solutions, they can end homelessness. Seeing communities come together and get excited about housing people is what inspires me to continue this work.
Please consider supporting the Alliance this holiday season to ensure that communities continue getting the help they need.
Kay Moshier McDivitt
Senior Technical Assistance Specialist