51homes is the Tucson / Pima County initiative of the 100,000 Homes Campaign.  51homes is a work group of the Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness and is led by community leaders from non-profit, government, businesses, faith communities, medical professionals, local military, community advocates and countless others.

Tucson enrolled in the 100,000 Homes Campaign shortly after survey week for Project H3, and announced that they would "one up" Maricopa County and provide permanent supportive housing to 51 of the most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness in their community - 51homes was born!

Several of the Tucson team leaders visited Albuquerque, New Mexico to take part in the first 100,000 Homes Registry Week Boot Camp.  In April 2011, over 100 volunteers spent three consecutive mornings visiting with their neighbors sleeping outside and administering the Vulnerability Index.  See the full results: 51homes Registry Week Fact Sheet

AZCEH staff and board members provided technical assistance, political will and hands-on support through ongoing presentations, stakeholder and planning meetings and registry week assistance.  The success of 51homes lies squarely with the leadership team and dedicated volunteers from Tucson and Pima County.  Its success, however, also points to the efforts of AZCEH in championing special initiatives that embrace and demonstrate best practices that can be replicated in communities across our state.

You can learn all about 51homes and follow their progress as they work to house and support their most vulnerable individuals and families experiencing homelessness by visiting their web site at www.51homes.net.

If you are interested in learning more about these special initiatives or exploring opportunities to collaborate with AZCEH in your community, please contact us!

Please visit the 51homes and 100,000 Homes Campaign web sites to learn more!

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