Wednesday, August 17, 1:00 p.m. ET | 10:00 a.m. PT


We are pleased to announce our first-ever Twitter chat! It is themed around the concept that homelessness is solvable.

What is a Twitter chat?

A Twitter chat is a twitter-based public discussion on a specific topic. Pre-written questions act as prompts for discussion. These are tweeted using a hashtag (#BfZChat, in this instance) so participants can follow the chat/discussion and participate if they wish.

Date and Time of #BfZChat

Wednesday, August 17, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET | 10:00-11:00 a.m. PT

Where will it take place?

Built for Zero’s Twitter account


  • Each question will be tweeted out from our national account: @BuiltForZero
  • Please reply to the questions from our account as they are asked and identify which question you are responding to by using “A” and then the number question followed by your answer. Example tweet: A1. [answer] #BfZChat
  • You do not have to answer every question. Feel free to respond to the questions that make the most sense for you or your organization.
  • Remember to use the hashtag #BfZChat in each of your responses. 


The questions below will be shared from the Built for Zero Twitter account at the indicated times. All times are in ET. We suggest preparing responses ahead of time so you are able to read the replies of other participating organizations, interact and keep up with the conversation.

[1:00 p.m.] Q1 – Thanks for joining the #BfZChat! We’d love to know who’s joining us today. Please introduce yourself!

[1:06 p.m.] Q2 – How do you or your organization help to make homelessness rare and brief in your community? #BfZChat

[1:12 p.m.] Q3 – What do you wish people understood about homelessness? #BfZChat

[1:18 p.m.] Q4 – How do you know that homelessness is solvable? #BfZChat

[1:24 p.m.] Q5 – In your opinion, what are some successful ways to improve the homeless response system. #BfZChat

[1:30 p.m.] Q6 – Why are coordination and collaboration integral to ending homelessness? How does this look in your community? #BfZChat

[1:36 p.m.] Q7 – How do you currently use data to address homelessness in your community? Is it accurate and reliable? #BfZChat

[1:42 p.m.] Q8 – How does your work ensure racially equitable outcomes in your efforts to end homelessness? #BfZChat

[1:48 p.m.] Q9 – How can we ensure people with lived experience are part of the solution to ending homelessness? #BfZChat

[1:54 p.m.] Q10 – Thank a homeless response leader in your community! #BfZChat