Can you imagine living in a community that has solved homelessness?
A world where when an emergency arises. a person can get the support they need to remain in housing. And if they ever lose their home, they are moved into housing quickly by a system that knows them and what they need. Homelessness is rare, brief when it happens, and never becomes a way of life.
The truth is, we don’t have to just imagine it.
Built for Zero
Across the country, communities in Built for Zero are proving that homelessness is solvable. They do it by shifting their methodology and their mindset.
- They build a single team that is accountable for ending homelessness across the community.
- They commit to a shared aim of ending homelessness.
- They know everyone experiencing homelessness by name, and in real time.
- They make data-driven, targeted investments.
Homelessness is solvable
Homelessness is a big and complex problem — but it is not one too big or complex to be solved.
And while it affects those who experience it in the deepest way, it affects less than 1% of the population. Communities can build systems that continually eliminate it, and ensure everyone has a place to call home and live with dignity.
We can take steps together, toward a future where homelessness being rare and brief is the norm, not the exception.