Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence MacAulay today announced an investment of $669,928 over four years in the CAEH that expands Built for Zero Canada (BFZ-C) to work with 12 communities and achieve functional zero on veteran homelessness in five communities by March 2023. This funding follows the unanimously passed motion from the House of Commons in June that called for the government to set a goal to end veteran homelessness in Canada by 2025.
BFZ-C uses a proven community-based model from the U.S. created by Community Solutions. This successful U.S. model has already housed over 65,000 U.S. veterans and ended veteran homelessness in 10 communities. This model can be adapted and scaled effectively to any Canadian community.