About us

Our Mission

Community Solutions helps communities adopt the best problem-solving tools from multiple sectors to end homelessness and the conditions that create it. We work upstream and downstream of homelessness by helping communities end it where it happens and improve the conditions of inequality that make it more likely to happen in the future, especially in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty. 

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Our Story

Rosanne Haggerty spent 20 years developing affordable housing, but she couldn’t build apartments nearly as fast as homelessness and poverty were expanding. In 2011, she launched Community Solutions with a team of co-founders to find faster solutions by adapting successful problem solving tools from other sectors. Today, we help communities optimize their existing resources to make measurable social change at scale.

In our first four years, our work helped 25 times as many people as our team’s previous 20 years of work combined.

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Our Values

Our values guide our work with one another, with partners, and with the people and communities we support.