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Jackson Free Press OPINION: Partners Needed to Fight Homelessness

  |  August 21, 2019

In the past year, the Central MS-500 CoC has joined the Built for Zero, or BFZ, movement, also referenced in Veal’s article. (BFZ is the program that helped Open Doors Homeless Coalition on the Gulf Coast reach their goal of housing all homeless veterans.) BFZ drills down on the data gathered in the HMIS system and helps us develop strategies to address obstacles to getting people housed. But it also connects us to our peers in other states, so we can share ideas, celebrate breakthroughs and learn from one another’s insights and mistakes. Currently, we are connected to CoCs in Santa Fe, N.M., and Anchorage, Alaska.