Tackling Homelessness Beyond Shelters


Rosanne Haggerty’s Common Ground creates permanent housing that has reduced homelessness by 87 percent in one 20-block area of New York City.

Rosanne Haggerty didn’t intend to start a crusade against home¬≠lessness. Taking a year off before law school, or so she thought, to volunteer at a shelter for runaway youths in Times Square in 1983, she learned the lesson that became her calling.

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