We’re blown away by what this movement has become. Two years ago, 87 people showed up in Los Angeles, committed to learning with us and from one another in order to end homelessness. Last week, more than 400 people from 60+ communities and our partners gathered in Atlanta for two days of problem solving, planning, and celebrating each other’s work.
We applaud each community’s commitment to measurably reducing and ending homelessness. After each Learning Session, they’re challenged to go back to their communities with new ideas and action plans. They’re tasked with bringing together each and every player to the table in their community, so that they can problem solve at the system level. They’re committed to housing the hardest to reach and not accepting failure as an option. Communities are revolutionizing the way homelessness data is collected, tracked, and analyzed.
And they’re getting results: 10 communities have ended veteran homelessness. Three communities have ended chronic homelessness. Thirty-nine communities are on their way, making significant reductions in the number of people experiencing homelessness. Altogether nearly 105,000 people have been housed as part of this movement.
We’re so proud to be on this journey with Built for Zero communities.
Community Solutions is a non-profit organization that works to achieve a lasting end to homelessness that leaves no one behind.
Our initiative Built for Zero is a movement of 70+ communities working to measurably end homelessness.