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We’re blown away

More than 400 people attended the Built for Zero Learning Session in Atlanta for two days of problem solving, planning, and celebrating.
  |  April 5, 2019

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.



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Thank you to our partners

A huge thank you to the continued support and investment of our partners, including those below who were able to join us in Atlanta:

Federal Partners
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Built for Zero Partners
A Way Home America, Center for Social Innovation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Built for Zero Canada, A Way Home Washington

Lead Sponsor
Quicken Loans

Strategic Sponsors
Home Depot Foundation, Ballmer Group, Tableau Foundation, Kaiser Permanente