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Housing-driven solutions for homelessness.


COVID-19 and homelessness

In 2020, homelessness in the United States is expected 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



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.


Candid Conversation About Eviction Prevention and Homelessness in America Featuring Matthew Desmond - Wednesday, September 22

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.