HOW Lotus



To increase the availability of housing for people experiencing homelessness by engaging the for-profit sector as a partner in the solution.


The scope of homelessness in America is beyond the capacity of the public and nonprofit sectors to address alone. Lotus Campaign is building a new model that brings together the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to create sustainable, scalable solutions and lasting impact.



building bridges
Lotus serves as the bridge between non-profits (who identify people at risk of homelessness) and landlords (who have available units). By mitigating the risks of renting to those in need, our Landlord Participation Program enables a speedy move—sometimes in as few as seven days.

Want to know how we do it? 
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Building for the future
Our Acquisitions Program addresses homelessness and the shortage of high quality, safe, and affordable housing by investing in existing properties.

Want to learn more about how we’re able to get people into housing with such a low upfront investment? Read the Sharon Crossing case study.
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building awareness
We educate government and the private sector about myths and realities of homelessness, the economics of housing, and innovative initiatives being used to address the issue of homelessness.

Reducing stigma

"who are these people experiencing homelessness?"

The faces of homelessness are changing. The majority of people experiencing homelessness are now predominantly families, women, and children with no history of mental illness, violence or crime.

"don’t most of these folks have mental health issues?"

Since we partner with nonprofit organizations, we’re able to guarantee that all our residents are cared for medically and emotionally. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the top causes of homelessness today are economic.

"won’t these tenants cause damage to my units?"

98% of Lotus-sponsored residents have shown zero property damage since 2018. Our partnerships with nonprofit organizations help us guarantee that tenants receive the ongoing support they need to successfully transition to stable housing.


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.