Partners at the national, regional, and local level in the campaign to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015 are working around the clock to push toward our shared goal. Here at NCHV, we are often asked about the progress toward meeting that goal: Are we on track? Is it possible?
Thanks to Community Solutions and their Zero:2016 campaign, which seeks to end veteran homelessness by the end of this year and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016, we have more regular data to answer these questions for the 71 communities involved in the Zero:2016 campaign.
The first Rooster Rundown, which will be a monthly report on the 71 communities' progress toward each goal, was recently released. The report will provide a regular look at the success of communities that are surging forward, as well as reveal opportunities for improvement in communities that are behind the necessary pace. As these communities and all communities across the country work with urgency to house every veteran, the Rooster Rundown is a great example of utilizing data to guide progress.