Oklahoma City is part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign. The campaign fundamentally changes the way we think about and respond to chronic homelessness. Oklahoma City spends about $28 million each year on homelessness and nearly 80% of that is spent on the chronic homeless – who are only 20% of our homeless population!
Change agents from across the community are coming together to identify our chronically homeless, prioritize and triage their needs, and move them rapidly into housing with the supportive services they need in order to sustain their housing and begin the long road to finding whatever level of self-sufficiency they can.
The 100,000 Homes campaign in Oklahoma City uses the Housing First model, which other cities have found to DRASTICALLY reduce the cost of homelessness, while simultaneously providing shockingly good outcomes for those in housing. It’s the SMART way to do the RIGHT thing.