Homelessness is solvable.

This is not a radical belief — we work with more than 80 cities and counties making it a reality every day.

We can create a future

where homelessness is never inevitable or a way of life.

Many communities are already on their way

How communities are ending homelessness
with Built for Zero

Homelessness is a big and complex problem — but it is not one too big or complex to be solved. Video by Eido

“’Homelessness is an inadequate description of a million different housing crises.’ The problems are individual, and until the government knows how many people need help, it’s impossible to know how far America’s communities still have to go.”

The New York Times, “How Many Americans Are Homeless? No One Knows

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How we help communities end homelessness

Our work seeks to answer one urgent question: what will it take to create a lasting end to homelessness that leaves no one behind?

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Built for Zero

More than 80 communities are demonstrating what is possible when homeless systems are designed to get to zero.

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Moving Upstream

In order to end homelessness for good, we must understand how to prevent it.

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Creating housing, faster

A social-impact investment model is solving for affordable housing challenges in a way that can be replicated by nearly any community.


Today, the Urban Institute published research that examines the community-level impacts of ending homelessness for a population.


Urban Institute publishes study on value of achieving functional zero

The research found that achieving functional zero for a population yields benefits across the entire community.

Our policy recommendations to accelerate an end to homelessness in the U.S.

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