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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
RESEARCH: Community Solutions, Urban Institute partner to understand inflow into veteran homelessness
Built for Zero partnered with the Urban Institute to understand veterans’ pathways into homelessness and promising strategies for reducing inflow.
Fall 2020 Virtual Learning Session
Recordings, slides, and materials from all sessions now available!
The fall Learning Session took place October 21-23, 2020, with over 750 virtual attendees, composed of members of 80+ BFZ communities (including five new communities), strategic partners, and BFZ staff. Over eight interactive sessions and three days, participants were inspired and encouraged to commit to building more racially equitable systems, while learning from federal partners, collaborators, and Built for Zero community leaders.
From the Case Conferencing Summit
Case Conferencing Tool Bank
Action-oriented case conferencing can become the engine of your system to end homelessness. BFZ communities are using these tools to house clients faster, and by-name lists are reducing. What’s more, when you improve your case conferencing practice, you transform your team culture for mutual collaboration and support.
Does your BFZ team want to sharpen your case conferencing practice so that it’s action-oriented, inspiring, and shows results?
Sign-up for the new Case Conferencing Improvement Cohort