Resources

Resources

The Built for Zero initiative aims to reach functional zero for veteran and chronic homelessness throughout communities in our country by using a data-driven, command center approach. Browse our resources to learn more:

What is Homelessness?

When an individual experiences literal homelessness, that person lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; as well an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is a supervised publicly…

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What is Functional Zero?

A community has ended veteran homelessness when the number of veterans experiencing homelessness is less than the number of veterans a community has proven it can house in a month.

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What Does it Look Like to End Homelessness?

Five Built for Zero community leaders explain how they’re making homelessness rare and brief.

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What is a By-Name List?

A by-name list is a comprehensive list of every person in a community experiencing homelessness, updated in real-time.

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Why Zero?

Built for Zero is featured on an episode of NPR’s “Planet Money.” The episode explores how Built for Zero communities are pioneering the use of real-time, individual-level data to change how they tackle homelessness — and the breakthrough results they have been able to achieve.

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