Springfield-Hampden CoC is #readyforzero

Springfield-Hampden CoC members are in the midst of a 2-day Action Camp, led by out Zero 2016 partners (from WA, ME NY and Boston). We’re making great progress on improving our by-name list and fully embracing and launching coordinated entry. What a great team!


From the Zero 2016 Campaign: Leadership Training, Webinars, and Online Resources

Please see the message below from the Zero 2016 campaign. If you are part of Zero 2016 work in Hampden County and are interested in attending the Leadership Academy, please send an email to Gerry McCafferty.  Also see the notice below on upcoming webinars related to ending veteran homelessness, and online Landlord Initiative Resources. As […]


Zero 2016: August Progress Report

Great work continued in August: 7 veterans and 6 chronically homeless individuals were housed.  The dashboards below show great progress toward meeting goals! Homeless Veterans Providers have ramped up housing placements of veterans over the last several months, and Springfield/Hampden County is now very close to meeting its goal for ending veteran homelessness by the […]

Published in Hampden County CoC, Zero: 2016 on September 12, 2015.

News from the national Zero 2016 campaign

The following is a report on the national effort. In the diagram, Hampden County is among the 12 green communities on the veteran chart (within 10% of meeting goals) and among the blue on the chronic chart (meeting or exceeding goals).  Let’s go Hampden CoC! Zero: 2016 Weekly Update As we approach the final four […]

Published in Best Practices, Hampden County CoC, Zero: 2016 on August 27, 2015.

Zero 2016 Progress Report for Springfield/Hampden County: June 2015

As part of the Zero 2016 campaign, we are tracking our monthly progress toward housing homeless veterans and chronically homeless individuals. The progress is tracked against goals that we set that we need to meet to be on track to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015 and chronic homelessness by the end of […]


Webinar Invite: Landlord Recruitment/Engagement – Best Practices

As part of Zero 2016, Community Solutions is offering a webinar series on best practices for recruiting and engaging landlords. With our widespread use of rapid rehousing and tenant-based permanenent supportive housing models, we need to be sure that we are engaging and supporting our landlord partners. The webinars will present best practices from communities […]


Urban Institute Study on the 100,000 Homes Campaign

An Urban Institute study, just out, concludes that “the 100,000 Homes Campaign had a major impact on national efforts to end homelessness.” Researchers noted that communities that participated in the Campaign reported greater reductions in unsheltered, veterans, and chronic homelessness than non-participants.  Over the life of the campaign, the average community saw a 262% increase […]

Published in Best Practices, Continuum of Care, Zero: 2016 on March 24, 2015.

Zero 2016 Progress Report for Hampden County

As part of the Zero 2016 campaign, we have set housing targets for both our chronically homeless population and our homeless veterans. We have targets, and we are counting placements; the next thing we need to do is report whether we are meeting the targets! We know have two months of housing placement data, which […]

Published in Zero: 2016 on March 20, 2015.

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