Ashoka: How communities are solving homelessness. Tune in Sept. 14!

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We'll hear from Ashoka Fellow Rosanne Haggerty, founder of Community Solutions/Built for Zero, about how participating communities hold each other accountable, share pain points and best strategies, use real-time data, and together inform public policy - all with the goal of making homelessness, when it happens, rare and brief. So far, 14 communities in the network have achieved and are maintaining "functional zero" homelessness, with dozens more on track to do so.


Speaking with Rosanne will be Berlin-based Ashoka Fellow Sascha Haselmayer, founder of Citymart and an author of Ashoka's new report on social entrepreneurs partnering with cities worldwide.


Built for Zero is a movement of more than 100 communities working to measurably and equitably end homelessness — and proving it is possible.

Built for Zero is a movement, a methodology, and proof of what is possible. 

The movement is made up of more than 100 cities and counties that have committed to measurably ending homelessness for entire populations. Using data, these communities have changed how local homeless response systems work and the impact they can achieve.

The goal is to achieve a milestone known as functional zero — an ongoing state where homelessness is continuously rare and brief. Together, they are proving that we can build a future where homelessness is rare overall and brief when it occurs.

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