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Community Solutions Built for Zero Funder Briefing

In 2015, Community Solutions launched Built for Zero, a campaign designed to help communities count down to a measurable end to chronic and veteran homelessness. 

They have recently released findings from the first three years of the campaign, and Funders Together is co-organizing a Built for Zero funder briefing on June 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Built for Zero conference in Detroit. 

This briefing will focus on the campaign's theory of change, what it means to reach functional zero, and how communities can be equipped to solve homelessness in an ever-changing environment.

If you are interested in attending, please email Stephanie Chan at [email protected].

Please note: you will need to register for the Built for Zero Conference to attend this briefing. 

June 27, 2018 at 9:30am - 11:30am
Detroit, MI
Stephanie Chan ·

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  • Kristin Aldana-Taday
    commented 2018-05-15 15:53:31 -0400
    I will be there. :)

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