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

REAL RESULTS

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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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NEWS

Analysis on unemployment projects 40-45% increase in homelessness this year

Columbia University economist estimates 800,000 Americans could be experiencing homelessness by summer. “This is unprecedented,” Dr. Brendan O’Flaherty said. “No one living has seen an increase of 10% of unemployment in a month.”

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