Our Mission

Community Solutions works 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.

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


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 100 cities and counties using data to radically change how they work and the impact they can achieve — and proving that it is possible to make homelessness rare and brief. A growing number of communities across the country are proving this is an achievable reality by reaching a milestone known as functional zero

In order to propel this movement to end homelessness up and over a tipping point, we are working with communities to solve the most persistent challenges that stand in the way. With rigor and data-driven solutions, we are working with communities to:

  • prevent inflow into homelessness from happening in the first place; 
  • build and sustain homeless response systems that can continuously end, rather than manage, homelessness for populations across a geography;
  • and quickly deliver affordable housing that can close the housing gap.

Together, we are proving that homelessness is solvable.



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.


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


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