Our Mission

Our mission is to create a lasting end to homelessness that leaves no one behind.

We envision a more equitable society where homelessness is never inevitable, inescapable, or a way of life.


WHAT WE DO

We don’t simply believe that all communities have the power to end homelessness — we work with the cities and counties making it a reality every day. 

Community Solutions is a nonprofit that leads Built for Zero, a movement of more than 80 cities and counties driving down the number of people experiencing homelessness — and proving zero is possible. 

By harnessing the full power of data, 11 of those communities have reached Functional Zero, a milestone indicating that homelessness is rare and brief for a population. In order to propel this movement toward an end of homelessness for all, we help communities use data to change how their homeless response systems operate, develop new models to close gaps in housing, disrupt homelessness from occurring altogether, and help communities create racially equitable response systems.

OUR VALUES

OUR STORY

Community Solutions founder Rosanne Haggerty spent 20 years developing affordable housing — but she couldn’t build apartments nearly as fast as homelessness and poverty were expanding. 

So in 2011, she launched this organization to find solutions faster, by adapting successful problem-solving tools from other sectors. This approach is helping communities around the country end veteran and chronic homelessness. In Community Solutions’ first four years, our work helped 25 times as many people as our team’s previous 20 years of work — combined.

TESTIMONIALS

JOIN OUR TEAM

Come work with us. We seek mission-oriented people who are not satisfied with the status quo. Explore current job openings and benefits.

HELP END HOMELESSNESS

You can ensure that more communities end homelessness. We need your investment to continue making zero a reality.

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