Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

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Evaluation of the 100,000 Homes Campaign in Chicago

(05/2011 - 07/2012)


In May 2011, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) partnered with the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) at Loyola University Chicago to conduct a process evaluation of the Chicago 100,000 Homes Campaign, with a focus on outreach and housing coordination.

The 100,000 Homes Campaign is a national effort led by Community Solutions to identify and permanently house 100,000 of the country’s most vulnerable homeless by July 2013. As of November 2011, 103 communities across the United States were participating in this national campaign through implementing their own local initiatives. In 2010 in Chicago, a team of private and public stakeholders led by Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) spearheaded the implementation of the local 100,000 Homes initiative (referred to as “the Chicago Campaign” throughout this report).  Their coordinated planning culminated in a volunteer effort that identified 262 vulnerable individuals and 112 vulnerable families during Registry Week in August 2010. In addition, Chicago was the first community to assess homeless families as part of the Chicago Campaign and thus has served as a pilot for the national 100,000 Homes Campaign. Since Registry Week, a team of outreach and housing providers worked to locate, engage, and move 100,000 Homes participants into permanent housing.

The resulting evaluation used both qualitative and quantitative methods. Qualitative analysis consisted of observations, telephone and in person interviews, as well as, focus groups. Quantitative analysis consisted of analyzing participant data and administrative records. The evaluation is informing key stakeholders of Chicago’s homeless system in their efforts to develop a centralized housing placement system citywide. 



Research Team

  • C. George, CURL
  • C. Rumpf, CURL
  • A. Muccino, Research Fellow
  • W. Bolton, CURL

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