Homelessness is solvable.

This is not a radical belief — we work with more than 70 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.

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“If you’re eager to be reminded that humane and inspiring civic leadership still exists, read on.”

The New York Times, “A Drive to Get Homelessness to Zero

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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 70 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.

ZERO IS A MINDSET, A METHODOLOGY,
AND A GROWING REALITY

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ALERT

Lake County, Illinois Reaches Functional Zero for Veteran Homelessness

Lake County has become the 11th Built for Zero community in the country to end veteran or chronic homelessness.

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