The city of Rockford, Illinois is on track to end homelessness by the end of 2020 through its participation in the “Built for Zero” initiative, by Community Solutions. In 2010, the city had more than 700 homeless people. In 2018, Rockford reached Functional Zero in unsheltered homelessness for more than 100 homeless veterans, and for people with disabilities and chronic homelessness. Functional Zero is reached when the number of homeless individuals is no greater than the monthly housing placement rate for these individuals. The city now seeks to end homelessness for all remaining populations, including families, youth, and single adults.
We are proud to announce that the MacArthur Foundation has awarded $100 million to accelerate the impact of Built for Zero. Learn more.