Our work centers on the belief that homelessness is a solvable problem and that powerful ideas linked to collaborative networks can solve urgent, complex and costly community challenges.
The Northeast Neighborhood Partnership (NNP) helps Northeast Hartford, CT, which suffers from historically high unemployment rates and poor public health, to turn itself around. Coordinated by Community Solutions and supported by a broad base of partners and residents, NNP works to improve, simultaneously, the health and economic security of residents and the physical condition of the neighborhood.
New Orleans Even before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, the Big Easy had more than 6,000 homeless residents—but it lacked a strategy to deal with the problem.So in 2003, the Downtown Development District of New Orleans (DDD) contacted Common Ground's national arm, now Community Solutions, to discuss its options. “The idea that you could put someone in a high-quality environment and serve their needs and still save money—that was something we would be crazy not to try,” recalls DDD President Kurt Weigle.