Lotus Campaign’s mission is to increase the availability of housing for people experiencing homelessness by engaging the private, for-profit real estate and investment sector as a partner in the solution. The scale of homelessness in America is beyond the capacity of the public and nonprofit sectors to address alone. Lotus was founded in 2018 to create pragmatic, housing-driven solutions to homelessness that bring together the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to create sustainable, scalable solutions and lasting impact.
Why Donate to Lotus Campaign?
Lotus Campaign was founded to reimagine solutions to homelessness. Before launching, we researched existing programs that address homelessness. Yet none offered comprehensive strategies to address a landlord’s potential risks and provided comprehensive services for those at risk of, or currently experiencing, homelessness. Connectivity between different sectors is currently absent from existing solutions. That’s how the Landlord Participation Program (LPP) was born. Today, Lotus provides economic incentives and guarantees to participating landlords, including a payment in lieu of security deposit, application fee, and guarantees for loss of rent and tenant-caused damages, and eviction assistance. Our nonprofit partners provide ongoing support and social services throughout the lease term. In partnership with more than 20 community partners from the real estate, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors, Lotus Campaign has facilitated housing for more than 370 individuals at an annual cost of less than $1,000 per person in our Charlotte program. As a testament to the lasting impact of this program, 98% of participants have gone on to graduate and pay for their own housing. Building off the success of our first pilot, we are now focused on focused on regional and national scaling.
A differentiating factor of Lotus is our ability to leverage the expertise and partnership of the for-profit real estate community. Our economic approach unlocks philanthropic and private capital to address homelessness and housing affordability and reduces economic risk by incorporating the perspective of the landlord and the expertise of high-capacity social services organizations. Historically, nonprofit social services organizations have had to beg housing providers to take a chance on renters with histories of past evictions and debt. Lotus focuses on attracting quality housing providers and incentivizing them financially. We remove barriers to accepting renters who would not otherwise qualify for their units and provide renters with critical and longstanding support to help them stay in their homes. These are critical for addressing the systematic drivers of poverty and creating sustainable solutions to homelessness. This is the heart of Lotus’s work and impact.
Every dollar of your donation will help unlock doors for people experiencing homelessness. Your donation will help us get more landlords and nonprofit partners on board, open up new housing opportunities and educate and spread awareness. But most importantly your donation will help unlock housing for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
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