Archive: ‘News’ Category

Bright Spot: How Fort McMurray resolved an encampment without enforcement
January 30, 2024 / News

A partnership between a local government and public agencies in Fort McMurray has found permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness through a collaborative approach.     In August, the Regional Municipality … More

Fort McMurray Ends Veteran Homelessness
August 21, 2023 / News

Community becomes the third in Canada to reach Functional Zero Veteran Homelessness (Fort McMurray, AB – Aug. 21, 2023) – The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has recognized Fort McMurray … More

Bright Spot: Stratford-Perth-St. Marys reduces chronic homelessness by 10 per cent
June 22, 2023 / News

Earlier this year, as the calendar flipped from 2022 to 2023, the Built for Zero-Canada community of Stratford-Perth-St. Marys was actively planning to ring in the new year with a … More

Bright Spot: Ottawa reduces chronic homelessness by 19% through collaboration and great efforts from community partners
September 6, 2022 / News

Strong focused efforts by community partners and a Housing First approach led the City of Ottawa to a 19% reduction in chronic homelessness. This blog is a part of our … More

Bright Spot: St. Thomas-Elgin reduces chronic homelessness by 25%
August 11, 2022 / News

Community-wide efforts led to a 25% reduction in chronic homelessness in St. Thomas-Elgin. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening … More

Bright Spot: Brantford-Brant rapidly implements a By-Name List and Coordinated Access System despite COVID-19’s challenges
April 11, 2022 / News

A commitment to building a system informed by quality data and individual needs led the City of Brantford to rapidly and effectively implement a By-Name List and Coordinated Access System … More

Bright Spot: Whitehorse achieves a Quality By-Name List
March 16, 2022 / News

The development of a Quality By-Name List has paved the way for the city of Whitehorse to forge ahead with their goal of reaching Functional Zero Chronic Homelessness. This blog … More

Bright Spot: Moncton reduces chronic homelessness by 10% amid an ongoing pandemic
March 9, 2022 / News

A strong focus on quality data and commitment to Coordinated Access led this Built for Zero Canada community in New Brunswick to a 10% reduction. This blog is a part of … More

New year, new you?
January 11, 2022 / News

By Ashley Van Der Mark, Improvement Advisor It’s 2022: a new year, a fresh start filled with hope and possibility. It’s that feeling of writing on the first page of … More

Bright Spot: Moncton has ‘taken it to another level’ to keep people housed and cut evictions
December 16, 2021 / News

Moncton, NB is having great success with its measures to support housing retention for people leaving their chronic homelessness by-name list. We dig into the how and why with the … More

Bright Spot: Communities focus on housing during COVID-19
November 18, 2021 / News

NOVEMBER 18, 2021 – 1:00 PM / BLOG Communities working with Built for Zero Canada achieved remarkable housing move-in numbers despite the barriers and complications presented by the pandemic. This … More

Bright Spot: Dufferin reduces chronic homelessness by 50%
October 27, 2021 / News

OCTOBER 27, 2021 – 4:00 PM / BLOG, NEWS A combination of support services and housing allowances led to a 50% reduction for this Built for Zero Canada community in Central … More

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