Built for Zero Collaborative from Community Solutions
The Built for Zero Collaborative is a one-year program designed to help your community measurably reduce and end homelessness— and sustain this progress. In our model, your community will have the support of a dedicated team of coaches from Community Solutions, experts from across the country, partners from key federal agencies, and a coalition of other community teams all committed to get to zero homelessness.” —Built for Zero
Rosanne Haggerty, the president of Community Solutions (Built for Zero), was interviewed by Malcolm Gladwell for his new podcast called Solvable, which explores solutions to some of the world’s more daunting problems. In the 30-minute conversation, they discussed how more than 70 communities across the country are proving that homelessness is not only solvable, but being solved. Their discussion spans the origins of the modern crisis of homelessness, the evolution of the response to homelessness, and the way data has radically changed our understanding of not only what it takes — but what is possible — in the movement to end homelessness. See the link below.
“Imagine a Homeless-Serving System that quickly responds to a person’s housing crisis, supporting them to return home. A system that empowers people through choice and self-determination. A system committed to restoring dignity by knowing people’s names and circumstances. A system that instills confidence and trust by delivering on our mission to house people and keep them housed.” Here’s the Systems Planning Framework the city of Hamilton has developed with Build for Zero to end homelessness.