Skip to Content

How's Nashville shows high housing retention


How’s Nashville, a community campaign to end chronic homelessness in Nashville, doubled the housing placement rate of chronically homeless people who moved into permanent housing in Nashville.

More than 2,500 people moved into housing from June 2013 through December 2016. When the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission examined the housing retention of its contract programs that provide Critical Time Intervention to people who moved into permanent housing, it found that the housing retention rate at both programs is consistently at 80% after one year in housing.

The 80% housing retention rate is credited to linking people with case management support. Studies have shown that without the case management support, the annual housing retention rate for people who have experienced chronic homelessness is about 25-30%.  

How's Nashville campaign partners are currently working on improving coordination among service providers to connect people to case management and the support services they need and utilize our local resources efficiently.