In April 2018, CSC announced that more than 1,000 Tulsans experiencing homelessness have successfully found housing through Tulsa’s Built for Zero collaboration. The news was covered in the Tulsa World on April 20, featuring several CSC programs (A Way Home for Tulsa, All Doors Open Coordinated Entry, BRRX4VETS, 211 Oklahoma). Read the story >
Tulsa’s Built for Zero initiative is one of 70 participating communities across the U.S. led by New York-based Community Solutions, an organization that uses a unique problem-solving process to help communities optimize their existing resources to make measurable social change and end homelessness and the conditions that create it.
In December of 2014, CSC-based Tulsa Continuum of Care, known as A Way Home For Tulsa (AWHT), was selected by Community Solutions through a competitive, national application process as one of 70 communities to participate in the Built for Zero campaign, then called Zero:2016. Other local organizations that led Tulsa’s involvement in this campaign were the Department of Veterans Affairs and Tulsa Housing Authority.
Since then, Community Solutions has helped Tulas’s Built for Zero team optimize local resources, track progress against monthly housing goals, and accelerate the spread of proven strategies. The result from this framework and the collaboration of the multiple agencies involved is that 1,005 Tulsans formerly homeless are now living in stable homes.
We are extremely proud of our CSC team and our partners who worked tirelessly to achieve this milestone for our community.