The fight to end homelessness in Rockford
For years, Rockford struggled with high rates of homelessness, but in 2014, things began to change. By 2020, Rockford was on the verge of ending homelessness entirely, but then, the pandemic hit, amplifying existing housing needs and economic pressures and causing the city to have to adapt and continue its fight.
The 21st was joined by the city's mayor and housing advocates to talk about what Rockford has done and what other cities can do to combat homelessness.
Housing Advocate and Homeless Program Coordinator, City of Rockford | Community and Data Lead, Built for Zero | Continuum of Care Street Outreach Lead
Mayor of Rockford
Co-Lead, Built for Zero Campaign
Join us for a long weekend long read. This @politico article, featuring the @BuiltforZero community of Rockford, Illinois, sheds light on their success in reaching #FunctionalZero for veteran and chronic homelessness. Read on https://t.co/k8TxoagsVX #HomelessnessIsSolvable pic.twitter.com/Dw95ItOnny— Built for Zero (@BuiltforZero) February 20, 2022
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