Our Impact

We’ve proven our model works.

Lotus Campaign launched in 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In only five years, we have a 97% success rate with our sponsored tenants either renewing their leases through Lotus or living independently in other housing.

We’ve introduced the “Lotus Stability Factor.”

We know that the longer individuals stay in housing, the less likely they will be unhoused again. They also gain a rental history, one of the barriers to securing housing in the first place. Through Lotus Campaign, more than 480 people now have that stability.

We’ve attracted partners eager for new solutions.

More than 40 real estate developers, landlords, social service organizations and philanthropic partners that support the Lotus model.

Featured Success Stories

“If I would have thought about this three years ago, I wouldn’t have thought it was possible.” — Mario

Mario, Charlotte

Mario’s apartment is at the back of a well-manicured apartment complex, owned by Ginkgo Properties, on the East side of Charlotte. It’s warm for early February. A bus lets out a rider at the property entrance. A man carries a child and birthday balloon to a car. It is peaceful and quiet in the complex — something Mario mentions often.

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“You have to believe in yourself first and then everyone else will believe in you. It’s not like you’re less of a person because you’re homeless.” — Melina

Melina, Charlotte

Walking down the long hallway of a brand-new apartment complex in Charlotte, you can see the door belonging to Melina, a 48-year-old mother of four. It’s one of the only ones with a welcome mat reading “Home Sweet Home.”

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We’ve achieved national recognition.

Drew Barrymore’s Drew Magazine honored Beth Silverman, Lotus Campaign’s Executive Director as part of their “Change Maker” program in 2023.

Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas competition has honored Lotus Campaign twice. Fast Company’s annual World Changing Ideas Awards honor the businesses and organizations that are developing creative solutions to the most pressing issues of our time.

We have received Candid’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. The seal recognizes philanthropic organizations that demonstrate a deep commitment to transparency, accountability, and inclusivity, and that operate from a position of strong financial health.

“The failure to effectively address homelessness is often exacerbated by the lack of imagination. Then, there is Lotus.”

CARLTON BROWN

Principal and Chief Executive Officer at Direct Invest Development, LLC

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