SAN ANTONIO -

Partner agencies with the 100,000 Homes Campaign surveyed homeless people in San Antonio Monday in hopes of finding out who has the greatest need, and getting them off the streets fast.

The idea behind 100,000 Homes Campaign is that housing should come first, then the rest will follow.

"We're taking the individuals exactly where they're at, accepting them as they are, and trying to really find out what is the need," Norma Jean Huerta, with SAMMinistries, said.

Groups invited homeless people to take the survey and enjoy a free breakfast. They asked questions about medical needs, mental health, substance abuse and job skills.

The information will be put into a database so agencies can work together to help.

San Antonio Housing Authority and the Housing Authority of Bexar County were both participating, but unlike their traditional long waiting list which requires people to have income before getting a house, that won't be the first requirement of 100,000 Homes Campaign.

Leota Canady got that kind of help. She spent eight months at Haven for Hope, and admits she was not the ideal candidate for traditional housing.

"I had broken leases. I owed SAHA money, and they still gave me a place with a payback bad debt," Canady said.

Christopher Savedra took the survey Monday morning, hoping he would find somewhere to live.

He had been staying on and off at Haven for Hope.

"I've been in the streets my whole life, but I'm not, it's not my place," he said.

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