HOW Lotus
WORKS

PURPOSE

MISSION

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

VISION

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.

WE CONNECT

WE CONNECT

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? 
Read on

WE CREATE

WE CREATE

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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WE EDUCATE

WE EDUCATE

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.

YOUR HELP
MATTERS

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

DONATE

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.

updates

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.