Ending homelessness isn’t just possible — it’s already happening!
Cities and counties just like yours are changing how local housing systems work to ensure an end to homelessness that lasts and leaves no one behind.
Built for Zero is movement of more than 80 communities working to measurably end homelessness, starting with veteran and chronic homelessness.
What is Functional Zero?
Stories of Success
Built for Zero is working to develop a roadmap for homeless response systems that addresses racial disparities. We believe that the same rigorous improvement techniques that have helped communities drive better outcomes across the general population can also help them surface and begin to dismantle the racism that pervades public systems.
We’re proud to be recognized as one of Fast Company’s most inspiring stories of the year. The magazine featured Built for Zero’s data-driven efforts to end homelessness.
They are the 11th community in the country to reach this milestone demonstrating there are fewer veterans experiencing homelessness than can be routinely housed within a month.