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Rosanne Haggerty

Rosanne Haggerty is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Solutions. She is an internationally recognized leader in developing innovative strategies to end homelessness and strengthen communities.

  • Founded Common Ground Community, a pioneer in the development of supportive housing and research-based practices that end homelessness.
  • Led the rehabilitation of The Times Square, now the largest special needs single-room occupancy (SRO) facility in the country, and Gold Medalist of the 1997 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence; established partnerships with organizations to provide on-site social services and employment opportunities for tenants
  • Serves on the boards of the Alliance for Veterans, Citizens Housing and Planning Council, and Iraq-Afghanistan Veterans of America, and is a Life Trustee of Amherst College.
  • Currently serves as a Trustee of Amherst college and the Folger Shakespeare Library, is a Director of the Times Square Business Improvement District, and the Dwelling Place Women’s Shelter and a board member of New York’s Citizens Housing & Planning Council, the Center for Urban Community Services, the Supportive Housing Network of New York, the 23rd Street Association, Commonweal magazine and the Echoing Green Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation Fellow, an Ashoka Senior Fellow, a Hunt Alternative Fund Prime Mover, and awarded the Jane Jacobs medal for new ideas and activism from the Rockefeller Foundation
  • A graduate of Amherst College, and graduate studies in Real Estate and Development at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Historic Preservation

Last updated 8/25/16