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What’s the difference between Melbourne Zero and Functional Zero?


Now we’re getting technical. One is a milestone (target or goal), the other is a campaign to build a movement. 

‘Melbourne Zero’ is the Community Campaign and Network powered by Launch Housing to build a movement of Melburnians like you who know we should and can end homelessness in our city. We’re all about enabling people, business and organisations to voice their support and take practical actions to help end homelessness in our city. 

‘Functional Zero’ is the measurable milestone that, when sustained, indicates a community has zero homelessness - in other words, any experiences of homelessness are rare, brief and non-recurring. That means there’s enough appropriate housing for people entering homelessness to rapidly move into, permanently.