Help us win $100,000 to create a system to end homelessness. Vote for 100 in 100 days: Skid Row Innovates!
In partnership with Goldhirsh Foundation, Good Magazine has asked organizations throughout Los Angeles to propose innovative ideas to tackle the county’s toughest problems. The winner will be awarded $100,000 to undertake their project proposal. We need your vote!
With over 51,000 people living on the streets in 2011 and a prominent reputation as the homeless capital of the nation, homelessness is one of the greatest challenges Los Angeles faces. That is why, Home For Good is proposing a system to radically change the way that we address the needs of our homeless neighbors.
In March of 2013, we launched the Skid Row Coordinated Entry Pilot which will create a system that quickly and effectively matches homeless individuals to housing and services. This system will contain real time information which will make it possible to maximize our resources by assuring that available services are utilized and accurately targeted to address people’s needs. In order to test this pilot system, we are housing 100 homeless residents of Skid Row in 100 days. Moving 100 people into housing in 100 days is no small feat and we need your help to make this a reality!
Help us house 100 people in 100 days and create a lasting system that ensures everyone can access housing. Here is what you can do:
- Visit our project page: http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/SkidRow100
- Click “VOTE FOR THIS IDEA” to vote for us!
- Create an account. It's FREE to join. All you need is your email address or a Facebook Account to regsiter.
- You will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to verify your address.
- Once you've voted, you'll get a notification at the top of the screen verifying that your vote has been counted.
- You're done! Now help us spread the word by sharing with your friends!
Good Magazine asked organizations what success for them will look like in 2050. Success for us would mean that in 2050, everyone in Los Angeles has a home. It would also mean that should anyone become homeless for a brief period, there are systems in place to help that person quickly back on their feet. No more Skid Rows!
Voting closes on April 17. So vote today!