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Housing-driven solutions for homelessness


COVID-19 and homelessness

In 2020, homelessness in the United States is predicted to increase by 45%, with a 9% decrease in available temporary housing.

Source: Columbia University 2020 Study via Community Solutions

homelessness is changing

There are more women, more children, and more families experiencing homelessness than ever before.

housing is an obsTacle

America is in a workforce housing crisis. There has never before been such a need for affordable housing and rental units for working people.

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition




Our Landlord Participation Program incentivizes landlords to lease to people experiencing homelessness.


Our Acquisitions Program increases the supply of workforce housing by leveraging capital as a tool for social impact.


We raise awareness about homelessness while advising communities on how to engage the real estate sector in the solution.
How Lotus works

it's working

“If it wasn’t for RunningWorks and the Lotus Campaign, I don’t know where I’d be”
meet grace

What people are saying

"Lotus Campaign is a citizen-inspired housing initiative with minimum government assistance that is giving hope to individuals to regain their dignity.”

Tom Murphy

Former Mayor of Pittsburgh, Canizaro/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development at ULI

"We need innovative problem solvers like Lotus Campaign to become the catalyst for change."

Kathy Izard

Author, The Hundred Story Home

“Our partnership has helped reduce our financial risk while developing relationships with non-profits that help and serve our communities.”

Josie Nasife

Director of Property Management, Ginkgo Residential LLC

what's new


Will you help us end homelessness? 
Every dollar helps place people into housing.


Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400.
The license is not an endorsement by the State.


We're looking for a Program Manager or Director in Charlotte, NC

Join our small and ambitious team. Be a part of Lotus Campaign's mission today!‍

Lotus Begins Search for Photography Partner

Lotus Campaign, a nonprofit organization working to solve homelessness, is in search of a skilled, collaborative, and creative photographer.

Summer 2024 Internships

Interested in learning about unique ways to increase housing availability for people experiencing homelessness & gaining excellent professional experience?

Beth Silverman Featured in Drew Magazine

Lotus Campaign is proud to announce that its cofounder and Executive Director has been honored as a "Change Maker" in the latest issue of Drew Magazine, now on 

Consider the Numbers: Supporting Lotus This Year-End

Homelessness is one of the most intractable problems of our time. We have a proven solution. Consider these numbers. 

Lotus Campaign Launches Proven Model to Address Homelessness in Triangle

We just placed our first Triangle resident into stable, long-term housing as part of the official launch of its Landlord Participation Program in the area.

Q&A with Keith Harris, Avanath Capital

We sat down with Keith Harris, Avanath Capital Managemen VP and Board Member, to talk about affordable housing, homelessness, and Lotus Campaign.

5-Year Anniversary Campaign

It’s hard to believe, but this past July, we celebrated 5th anniversary. In 2018, we launched Lotus Campaign with a vision to solve homelessness.

We're in Fast Company!

Lotus Campaign was recognized as a Finalist in Fast Company's 2023 World Changing Ideas Competition for its Landlord Participation Program.

Check Out our 2022 Impact Report

We met critical landmarks. We housed more people. We formed new partnerships. Read our latest impact report.

Avanath Partner Profile

We sat down with John Williams, President and Chief Investment Officer of Avanath Capital Management. 

We're Hiring: Summer 2023 Development and Strategic Partnerships intern

Lotus Campaign is a seeking a creative, entrepreneurial, and team-oriented individual to serve as our Development and Strategic Partnerships intern.

We're Hiring: Summer 2023 Planning Internship Announcement

Lotus Campaign is a seeking a creative, entrepreneurial, and team-oriented individual to serve as a planning intern.

Hidden Costs of Homelessness

The costs of homelessness are staggering, and if dollars were reallocated to more impactful, lasting solutions, we could solve homelessness.

Take a look at our 2021 Impact Report

‍We invite you to read our 2021 Impact Report and learn more about how we work, our impact, and why it all matters.

Candid Conversation About Eviction Prevention and Homelessness

Join Lotus Campaign for a virtual conversation about eviction prevention and homelessness in America. (Due to Covid, this is a hybrid event)

Lotus In the News!

Lotus's Executive Director Beth Silverman was recently interviewed as part of Eve Picker's brilliant podcast series Rethink Real Estate for Good.

Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Award

The Lotus Campaign is honored to be among Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards.

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp + Lotus Campaign

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp uses hip hop culture as a catalyst to introduce underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning and design.

How Lotus Works

This blog post is the second in a three-part series about the Lotus Campaign, describing their three-part market based approach: incent, invest, advise.