Right now, we are seeing that the conversation around homelessness is active and growing — but the focus is often wrong, harmful, and even dangerous. This rhetoric is harmful to people experiencing homelessness and undermining efforts to solve this critical problem. We must speak the truth louder.
Homelessness is solvable. Communities are proving it is possible, and we cannot accept anything less than a future where homelessness is rare and brief.
#WorldHomelessnessWeek is a dedicated week drawing attention to the issue of homelessness. Join us as we use our collective voices to demand change.
- Each question will be tweeted out from our national account: @BuiltForZero
- Please reply to the questions from our account. When doing so, 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.
[2:00 p.m.] Q1 – This #WorldHomelessnessWeek, we’re reflecting on the global impact of homelessness on everyone. How does homelessness impact your community? #BfZChat
[2:06 p.m.] Q2 – Homelessness takes from all of us, but it also takes all of us to change that. How are you working to make homelessness rare and brief? #BfZChat #WorldHomelessnessWeek
[2:12 p.m.] Q3 – What is inspiring you in the movement to make homelessness rare and brief? #WorldHomelessnessWeek
[2:18 p.m.] Q4 – We all have a role to play in ending homelessness. So let’s talk about some of those roles. What role do business leaders play when it comes to ending homelessness? How has this shown up in your community? #BfZChat #WorldHomelessnessWeek
[2:24 p.m.] Q5 – Homeless response leaders are the backbone of the work to end homelessness. What are some examples of leaders doing this work in your community? #BfZChat #WorldHomelessnessWeek
[2:30 p.m.] Q6 – Why are elected officials a vital part of the solution to end homelessness? #BfZChat #WorldHomelessnessWeek
[2:36 p.m.] Q7 – Faith communities are known to step up when it comes to ending homelessness. How have you seen this in action? #BfZChat #WorldHomelessnessWeek
[2:42 p.m.] Q8 – How about health care leaders? How can they help us end homelessness? How have you seen that in action? #BfZChat #WorldHomelessnessWeek
[2:48 p.m.] Q9 – What role can citizens play when it comes to ending homelessness? #BfZChat #WorldHomelessnessWeek
[2:54 p.m.] Q10 – Thank a person or organization working to make homelessness rare and brief. #BfZChat #WorldHomelessnessWeek