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The 44 Day Challenge. 
November 15 - December 28, 2020 

Why 44 Days?
In 2019, 44 days was the average length of time households were in shelter in Montgomery County (OH). Modeled after other Challenges, like the YWCA 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 21 Day Anti-Racism Challenge, the purpose of the 44 Day Challenge is to build awareness around the issues of homelessness and housing insecurity and their intersections.
Each day presents an opportunity to increase awareness, take action, or advance solutions to address the challenge of homelessness in Montgomery County.  


Thank you for participating in the Homeless Solutions 44 Day Challenge.

We hope through your participation that you have learned something new, an interest was sparked, or you’ve recommitted yourself to the work of ending homelessness in our local community.

Share your thoughts on the 44 Day Challenge with us, by taking this 3-question survey.

As we look ahead to 2021, and the promise of an “end” to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that much work remains to be done helping individuals and families navigate the uncertainty of homelessness and housing instability. We are grateful for advocates like you, who continue to invest time, resources and expertise towards helping our community end homelessness! Thank you.

Ready to Get Involved? Sign up here to join the Dayton-Kettering-Montgomery County Continuum of Care. 

Preventing and ending homelessness is the goal of the Dayton-Kettering-Montgomery County Continuum of Care (CoC). The CoC is a network of community stakeholders, both individuals and organizations, who are committed to working towards that goal by:  

  • Identifying need for housing and services to end homelessness
  • Coordinating funding for shelter and housing programs
  • Developing an effective system of housing and services
  •  Evaluating progress at the community and program level

The CoC invites all interested persons, including people who are currently or formerly homeless, and organizations to become CoC members for 2021. Member benefits and responsibilities include: 

  • Participation in two CoC meetings per year to provide input on the homeless system
  • Regular updates on CoC progress
  • Participation in surveys or focus groups as needed
  • Invitation to join Committees or work groups