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We can end homelessness!
Join a movement of communities
getting measurable results.
What is the Built for Zero Collaborative?
Built for Zero is a movement to end homelessness across your entire community, leaving no one behind. Teams focus on chronic and veteran homelessness to learn what it takes to get to zero. Then, they scale their success to find homes for everyone. More than 80 U.S. communities are already working together, and at least 40 have driven reductions. Thirteen have gotten all the way to zero for at least one group.
When you join Built for Zero, you’ll get support from a dedicated team of coaches at Community Solutions, internationally regarded experts, partners from key federal agencies, and successful peer communities across the country.
How It Works
Homelessness is constantly changing. You’ll start by building a comprehensive, real-time, by-name list of all single adults experiencing homelessness in your community.
Reduce to Zero
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. You’ll learn the science of rapid cycle testing to find out what works to reduce homelessness and build equitable outcomes in your community.
Zero for All
Sustainability is the real end game. After reaching your first zero, you’ll focus on maintaining your progress as you expand your focus to new populations.
Are you an individual interested in learning how your community can end homelessness?
Here’s how you can help.
Communities are already making change happen
Mary Ann Priester has been working to end homelessness for the past 18 years, ever since interning at a homeless day center in college. Today she is a Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) Administrator in Mecklenburg County and she has stayed in the work for one simple reason. “Everyone should have safe, decent, affordable housing,” […]
Fall Virtual Learning Session: October 21-23, 2020
This Learning Session will focus on advancing our collective and local work towards racial equity. We are working with expert faculty from around the country to design an experience and session content that will inspire you and your team to take action together.
Registration open now!
Case Conferencing Summit: November 16-17, 2020
This Summit will help you make case conferencing everyone’s favorite and most valuable meeting of the week, while also showing you ways to form an effective team and develop as strong leaders in your local movement.