End Homelessness


End Homelessness

$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)

Homelessness is defined as living in housing that is below the minimum standard or lacks secure tenure. People can be categorized as homeless if they are: living on the streets (primary homelessness); moving between temporary shelters, including houses of friends, family and emergency accommodation (secondary homelessness); living in private boarding houses without a private bathroom or security of tenure (tertiary homelessness).

There are 100 million people worldwide that are considered primary homeless according to recent UN survey. This shameful situation must terminate through a global effort that addresses the issue from the causes to the effects with policies, actions and plans to face and solve the problem on a permanent basis.

This competitions calls for proposals of different types, from social, technological, political, economical that can face the problem and solve it on a global basis while facing it locally with proper methods that can be different.


The solution can include:

The final goal must be to reintegrate the homelessness in our society, with proper health care treatment, education , training, shelter and employment to become important members in a growing and sharing economy.

Proposals can supply strategies and policies to face the challenge and supply solutions, to technical specific problems to face single issues to eliminate the causes and mitigate the effect of homelessness.

Teams must supply integrated answers to face the challenge that includes not only how to eliminate the homeless condition at local and global level but also how to reintegrate such population as valid members of our society.


The proposal must be composed of 40 written pages, including charts, images and diagrams with specific step by step schedules with solutions.