At this year’s 10th Annual Welcome Home Luncheon Sponsored by Biltmore, which took place on May 11, the Home is Key Capital Campaign officially went public! The Home is Key initiative will provide 85 housing units, along with wrap-around support services, for our community’s most chronically homeless. These 85 individuals and/or couples will live with individualized support for as long as they need it.

What impact can a Permanent Supportive Housing residence have on our community? The chronically homeless, a medically fragile population, imposes a high cost to the community due to overuse of public services such as crisis centers, hospital emergency departments, ambulances, and law enforcement. The annual operating cost of housing 85 individuals, along with supportive programming, is a little more than $1 million. Comparatively, the cost to our community for doing nothing for these 85 individuals ranges between $3 million and $4 million annually.

What supportive services will be provided to Home is Key is residents? Core services include on-site case management and 24/7 support staff to quickly respond to resident needs. Additional services provided by partner agencies will include behavioral health services, social and educational activities, job training, a medical clinic, and exercise classes.

Your Support Matters!

Homeward Bound has been helping our most vulnerable neighbors for 30 years. We are committed to moving individuals and families into housing and providing the support they need to stay there. To date, Homeward Bound has found homes for 2,385 people, and 92% have not returned to homelessness within a 12 month period. We could not do this work without you. YOU ARE THE KEY TO ENDING HOMELESSNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY. Join us in providing HOME for our chronically unhoused neighbors.

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