"We really wanted to take the best practices of real estate and apply them to something that is both a real estate and a social challenge." -- Beth Silverman
Thank you to Lauren Lindstrom from the Charlotte Observer for sharing our story and impact!
We invite you to read our 2021 Impact Report and learn more about how we work, our impact, and why it all matters.
We are proud to announce that we will begin our scaling efforts by launching our cornerstone Landlord Participation Program in Pensacola, Florida this spring.
Intern projects will span the breadth of Lotus Campaign's portfolio, including but not limited to scaling the Landlord Participation Program.
In this position the intern will be immersed in our grant research work and will provide essential research for our grant application strategy.
Lotus Campaign's end-of-year newsletter highlighting our 2021 highlights and impacts!
"The reason your work is so important is because home is the center of life" -- Matthew Desmond, September 22nd, 2021
Join Lotus Campaign for a virtual conversation about eviction prevention and homelessness in America. (Due to Covid, this is a hybrid event)
Lotus's Executive Director Beth Silverman was recently interviewed as part of Eve Picker's brilliant podcast series Rethink Real Estate for Good.
A Lotus Success Story: "If it wasn't for RunningWorks and the Lotus Campaign, I don't know where I'd be." - Grace Peters
Lotus is proud to announce its first impact investment, a 144-unit development located in Charlotte, NC.
Next City recently interviewed Lotus about their Landlord Participation Program and model to address homelessness in America.
We are thrilled to share our very first impact report with you. Our impact to date proves that non traditional ideas and new models make a difference!
Lotus Campaign is seeking an experienced fundraising professional with a passion for nonprofit excellence to serve as its Director of Philanthropy.
Lotus Campaign made the local and national news this month! We are thrilled about the great coverage of our work.
July 19th marks our second birthday. Celebrate with us by looking at the milestones we’ve hit so far!
Coronavirus is hitting the homeless population hard, making non-profits that work to house the homeless, like Lotus Campaign, busier than ever.
The Lotus Campaign is honored to be among Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards.
Urban Land Institute hosts panel event on alternative housing strategies in Sacramento featuring non traditional solutions from across the country.
The report found that more than 1.5 million public school students experienced homelessness in the 2017-18 school year, the highest in more than a dozen years.
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp uses hip hop culture as a catalyst to introduce underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning and design.
The president has noticed that people are living on the streets in California. Solutions are unlikely to follow.
In this podcast Molly McCabe and Eve Picker explore housing the homeless, real estate projects that make community, and the future of impact investing.
Housing is one area of American life where government really is the problem. The United States is suffering from an acute shortage of affordable places to live, particularly in the urban areas where economic opportunity increasingly is concentrated.
A special investigator for the United Nations presented a report to the General Assembly on the global housing crisis, pointing out that a quarter of the world’s urban population now live in “informal settlements” or encampments...
This is the third of three blog posts about the Lotus Campaign. This final post in the series describes the impact Lotus has had over the past nine months.
Strategic investor Molly McCabe believes private funds and the profit motive can be powerful forces for solving difficult problems.
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.
The Lotus Campaign was launched in late July 2018. This blog post is the first in a three-part series about the Lotus Campaign and this affordable housing approach driven by private philanthropy and the desire to give back.
Check out this great short piece on the Lotus Campaign and what we've been up to since our launch this summer!
The Lotus Campaign has great news! Today our status as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation was approved. All donations to the Lotus Campaign are tax deductible.
Embrace pre-fabricated, adaptable homes! Growing inequity, out-of-reach housing prices, and the speed of innovation in energy efficiency and technology demand it.
A significant number of homeless people have pets. Experts say these animals contribute to the well-being of their owners by providing emotional support and in many cases, a reason for living. Four people share their personal stories.
Meredith Dolhare started "Running Works," a Charlotte non-profit working to overcome poverty, homelessness and mental illness through running. Twice a week, they start their meetups with a run.
Mary Ruth Payne, co-founder and board member of the Lotus Campaign, presents RunningWorks with a grant for placing RunningWorks clients in rental housing under the Lotus Campaign’s Landlord Participation Program.
Many people think of homelessness as a problem of substance abusers and mentally ill people. But increasingly, the crisis is about a less visible group of people who have been driven onto the streets or into shelters by hard times and bad luck.