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What does it look like to end homelessness?

Five Built for Zero community leaders explain how they're making homelessness rare and brief.
  |  December 6, 2019

It looks like creating a system where no one falls through the cracks.

Lake County, Illinois, ended veteran homelessness in 2019 as part of Built for Zero. Brenda O’Connell describes how her community made this change.

It looks like making zero possible by relying on data— not anecdotes— to make decisions

Jacksonville and Duval County, Florida, are working to end veteran homelessness as part of Built for Zero. Cody Spencer describes how they’re using quality data to drive reductions in homelessness.

It looks like working to ensure everyone has a home — even across one of the biggest cities in the country.

Phoenix, Arizona is working to end homelessness as part of Built for Zero. Shantae Smith describes why this work is so critical.

It looks like driving toward zero with the support of a national movement.

Detroit, Michigan, is working to end veteran homelessness as part of Built for Zero. Jennifer Tuzinsky describes how they’re transforming their homeless response system to get to zero.

It looks like making sure homelessness is treated as a temporary housing crisis. Not an identity.

Abilene, Texas, ended veteran homelessness in 2019 as part of Built for Zero. John Meier explains how they made this change.
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