Lancaster City and County, PA

Community Name:
Lancaster City & County CoC
Population:
Large (>250,000 people)
Type:
Small City
Functional Zero:
Chronic (Mar 2017)

Overview

Lancaster City and County joined Built for Zero when it began and reached functional zero for chronic homelessness in February 2016. The city of Lancaster, which lies in south central Pennsylvania, serves as the seat of Lancaster County and is one of the oldest inland towns of the United States.


Key Milestones

January 2015

Joined Built for Zero

Lancaster City and County joined Built for Zero, a national movement of more than 100 cities and counties committed to measurably ending homelessness.

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February 2016

Achieved quality by-name data (Chronic)

Lancaster City and County built a comprehensive real-time, by-name list of all single adults experiencing chronic homelessness in the community.

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September 2016

Achieved quality by-name data (Veteran)

Lancaster City and County built a comprehensive real-time, by-name list of all veterans experiencing homelessness in the community.

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March 2017

Achieved functional zero for chronic homelessness

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Homelessness is solvable.

Communities in the Built for Zero movement are proving it.

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