Community Solutions has created Zero 2016, an intensive national project to end chronic homelessness in 67 targeted cities by 2016. Last week, the New York City-based nonprofit announced that Madison and Dane County would participate in the project. What would a zero homelessness Madison look like? And given the chronic and ongoing problems with setting up even basic homeless services, like the oft-delayed and controversial day center, is such an ambitious goal as eradicating homelessness in a little over a year even feasible? Sue Wallinger works for the City of Madison Planning and Development Department, and she’s heading up the City’s Zero 2016 program.
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