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This plaque is displayed at the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence in Washington D.C.
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At the groundbreaking for the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, Jill Ker Conway shared the following stories about how military service impacted her life and the lives of both her father, William Ker, who fought in World War I, and her husband, John Conway, who fought in World War II. Today this plaque hangs in the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, a supportive housing residence for formerly homeless veterans in Washington, D.C.

 

Angie Walker, the housing advocate for Rockford, Ill, with a homeless man at the city’s bus station.CreditKayli Plotner for The Rockford Register Star

A Growing Drive to Get Homelessness to Zero

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
If you’re eager to be reminded that humane and inspiring civic leadership still exists, read on. Over the past three years, nine communities in the United States have reached a rigorous standard known as “functional zero” for either veteran or chronic homelessness — a standard that indicates that homelessness is rare and much briefer than in the past for their populations — and 37 others have accomplished measurable reductions toward that goal.
 
What’s illuminating is how they’re doing it: by making whole systems smarter.

Brownsville Got Spring-Ready During Neighborhood Rebuilding Day

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Brownsville got spring-ready thanks to Rebuilding Together NYC (RTNYC), Brownsville Partnership, Brownsville Community Justice Center and local residents. Approximately 200 volunteers gathered on Saturday, April 28 for RTNYC’s Spring Rebuilding Day which provided free home repairs for local families and upgrades of community spaces at the Brownsville and Tilden Houses and Van Dyke Park.

Built for Zero Tulsa surpasses 1,000 people housed in effort to stymie chronic, veteran homelessness

Friday, April 20, 2018
Pleased to settle into his new home Wednesday, William Gower first wanted nothing more than a refreshing shower.
 
There was no furniture yet to move around on the white-tiled floors of the one-bedroom apartment. But the 37-year-old had bedding materials and a pillow.
 
Most importantly, the space was his own.
 
“It’s been a struggle,” Gower said. “Maybe it’s a new start for me.
La Crosse group sets new goal to house veterans, chronically homeless people

La Crosse group sets new goal to house veterans, chronically homeless people

Monday, April 9, 2018
After a La Crosse-based collaboration met its goal of rapidly housing 10 homeless families, organizers are setting their sights on helping two new populations. The organization's newest goal is to house all veterans and chronically homeless people in our area. The "La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness" has a lot of local partners, but this time group leaders are teaming up with a national movement. At the beginning of January, the collaborative joined the "Built for Zero Movement" by the organization Community Solutions
Getting to Proof Points
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This article is excerpted from Getting to Proof Points: Key Learning from the First Three Years of Built for Zero. Click here to read the full report.
 
No community can end homelessness of any kind without comprehensive, real-time, person-specific data on the problem.

Place-based early literacy initiatives giving families a sense of community pride

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Since 2012, families in Grundy County, Tennessee — northwest of Chattanooga — have been learning about lesser-known treasures in their rural community in partnership with the Yale Child Study Center, Scholastic and Sewanee: The University of the South.
 
Discover Together Grundy is a place-based, early literacy and family resilience initiative that aims to build stronger connections between families as they learn and share the stories that surround them.

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