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16 of our favorite reactions to Community Solutions’ being awarded 100&Change $100 million grant

#HomelessnessIsSolvable 🏠
  |  April 26, 2021

This month, the MacArthur Foundation announced that Community Solutions was the recipient of the 100&Change competition, which awarded the nonprofit a $100 million grant to accelerate our work to end homelessness.

Community Solutions was selected out of a pool of more than 750 candidates after an intensive year-long process. We’re honored to be in the company of these finalists.

While we couldn’t celebrate in person, we did enjoy seeing our partners, friends, and Built for Zero heroes come out on Twitter to spread the love. 

Behold, some of our favorite reactions:

Community Solutions’ staff reactions

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Encouragement from Built for Zero heroes

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Julia Orlando leads the Bergen County team, the first community to end chronic homelessness in the country.

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Brenda O’Connell was a leader on the Lake County team that reached functional zero for veteran homelessness in 2019.

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Tim Richter is President and CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.

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Rockford, Ill, was the first community in the country to reach functional zero for both veteran and chronic homelessness.

The stakes for people experiencing homelessness have never been higher

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Amanda Andere is CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness.

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Built for Zero communities have proved that homelessness is solvable…

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Malcolm Gladwell featured the work of the Built for Zero community Jacksonville, Fla., on his podcast Revisionist History.

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Tara Dawson McGuinness and Hana Schank’s new book “Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology” features Built for Zero.

…with data, rooster spirit, and sometimes karaoke

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Michael Shore is CEO of HOM, Inc.

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Steve Berg is Vice President for Programs and Policy at the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

The movement is ready to go.

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Diane Yentel is President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

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Richard Cho is Senior Advisor to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge

And finally…

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