Rosanne Haggerty

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Rosanne Haggerty "is a real estate entrepreneur who conceived and founded Common Ground, a nonprofit housing development and management organization in New York City, which provides innovative housing opportunities for homeless adults. Her flagship restoration projects, converting two decaying hotels in the heart of Manhattan into more than 1,000 attractive living spaces for homeless and low-income tenants, are not only important historical restorations, but also bold experiments in financing, developing, and managing residences – these facilities provide to the residents support, structure, and employment opportunities while simultaneously serving as a nexus for neighborhood revitalization. Rosanne is a committed social service champion and determined leader who applies her expertise in real estate, finance, management, and strategic planning to address the unique challenges of housing low-income or otherwise disadvantaged urban residents. Her work to date highlights the promise for still further creative advances towards eradicating homelessness. Rosanne is graduated from Amherst College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Historical Preservation. She is the recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship." [1]

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  1. Advisors, Echoing Green Foundation, accessed August 7, 2009.