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181 homeless veterans housed in 100 days

Posted Dec. 21, 2018

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The City of Fort Worth, along with the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition and other partner organizations, housed 181 homeless veterans in 100 days, exceeding the goal of housing 100 homeless vets by the holidays.

The community embarked on the ambitious 100-day challenge on Sept. 10 and met the goal by Nov. 8.

“In true Fort Worth fashion, our community accepted the challenge and exceeded the goal by nearly double, housing 181 homeless veterans,” Mayor Betsy Price said. “Our caseworkers, landlords and citizens came together to commit resources to get those who dedicated their lives to our country off the streets and in a house by the holidays.”

Organizations across the local Continuum of Care united to create a system that accurately identifies, locates and engages with veterans experiencing homelessness to quickly move them off the street and into permanent housing with appropriate support services.

Partner organizations include City of Arlington, DRC-Solutions, Presbyterian Night Shelter, Fort Worth Housing Solutions, Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Veterans Affairs, Salvation Army, the Arlington Life Shelter, Union Gospel Mission, MHMR Tarrant County, Endeavors, Arlington Housing Authority, Tarrant County Housing Authority and others.

“Just as the veterans in our community rose to the challenge of serving our community, it’s time for us to rise to the challenge of ensuring all veterans in our community have a place to call home,” said Tammy McGhee, executive director of the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition. “Our community has mobilized in an unprecedented way to move as many veterans off the streets as quickly as we can.”

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