We cannot end homelessness if we also do not understand and address the inflow of people into the homelessness system. Funders Together has heard an interest from our members to learn more about inflow work happening around the country. Funders Together is excited to share the work of one of our partners, Community Solutions, who is partnering with Built for Zero communities to develop and test replicable models to drive reductions in inflow in a diverse set of BfZ communities.
During the two-year pilot, Community Solutions will assist communities in creating a cross-system structure for reducing inflow that has power to intervene and is accountable for population wide reductions in homelessness. The pilot aims to equip communities with the data they need to achieve these reductions and generate an advocacy agenda. Running alongside the community teams will be a dynamic national team of cross sector organizations, clearing the path on obstacles and creating the glide path for scale.
Community Solutions believes the pilot will provide communities the opportunity to build awareness and strengthen national and local policies that stabilize people safely in their homes, and will provide tools to advocate for funding streams that support local work to drive inflow reductions. Join us in conversation with the Community Solutions team on how they will co-design this system for learning, iteration and spread.
- Beth Sandor, Principal and Co-Director, Built for Zero
- Andi Broffman, Portfolio Lead, Catalytic Projects
Platform and Structure
This program will take place via Zoom Meetings and is scheduled to last 90 minutes. For the first 45 minutes, Community Solutions will present about their inflow pilot. The second half of the call will be structured as a discussion, and participants will be able to ask follow up questions and share their thoughts and feedback with the Community Solutions team.