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Power to the Public: Tackling Homelessness

Join us for an event featuring the book's authors and Built for Zero leaders.
May 13, 2021



Thursday, May 13, 2021
1-2 p.m. (Eastern Time)

In Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology,” Tara Dawson McGuinness and Hana Schank describe a new approach to solving our world’s problems: public interest technology.

The book features the story of Rockford, Illinois, a Built for Zero community that leveraged data-driven systems to functionally end chronic and veteran homelessness.

Join us on May 13 for an event, hosted by New America, featuring the book’s authors and Built for Zero leaders to discuss how public interest technology is being applied to help end homelessness.

“Worth a read for anyone who cares about making change happen.”

—Barack Obama

In 2017, Rockford, Ill., became the first community in the country to functionally end both veteran and chronic homelessness.

Event speakers:

Rosanne Haggerty

Rosanne Haggerty, President, Community Solutions

Aras Jizan, Portfolio Lead for Data and Technology, Built for Zero

Jennifer Jaeger

Jennifer Jaeger, Community Services Director at City of Rockford Illinois