90 in 90 Campaign
So far, 65 communities nationwide have built a system that quickly identifies Veterans who become homeless and assists them with permanent housing with the right level of supportive services within an average of 90 days.
We believe Nashville can reach that goal as well!
That's why our partner agencies have launched the 90 in 90 campaign to house 90 Veterans in 90 days (between October and December of 2018) and in the process:
- Continue to build and constantly update a quality Veterans By Name List;
- Identify how many Veterans become newly homeless every month; and
- Create a collaborative system that is capable of effectively assisting each Veteran with permanent housing within 90 days.
As of October 20, 2018, partner agencies have identified 170 Veterans who experience literal homelessness, meaning that they sleep in emergency shelters, transitional housing, motels/hotels, on the streets, in encampments, or in cars. While the 90 in 90 campaign will not end Veteran homelessness, it will jump start the local effort to meet the federal criteria and benchmarks to effectively end Veteran homelessness.
Ending homelessness does not mean that no Veteran will be experiencing homelessness at any given time. Rather, it means that the community has a system in place that is capable to assist a Veteran with housing within an average of 90 days.
Community partners involved in the 90 in 90 Campaign are: VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare Systems, Operation Stand Down Tennessee, Centerstone, Room In The Inn, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA), Matthew 25, Inc., Welcome Home Ministries, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Davidson County Veterans and Mental Health Treatment Court; the Metro Homeless Impact Division; and other partners who work to house Veterans in Nashville.
Landlords are encouraged to reach out to MDHA (email@example.com) to learn about an incentive program to help house Veterans. Landlords can also contact Deon Trotter with the Homeless Impact Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.