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Grounded Solutions Network is supporting strong communities from the ground up. We work nationally, connecting local experts with the networks, knowledge and support they need. Grounded Solutions Network helps promote housing solutions that will stay affordable for generations so communities can stabilize and strengthen their foundation, for good.

Our mission is to cultivate communities — equitable, inclusive and rich in opportunity — by advancing affordable housing solutions that last for generations.

After 18 months of planning and several years of strong partnership, the National Community Land Trust Network and Cornerstone Partnership have formed a new organization–bringing together an extensive network of member practitioners from local communities who have a deep understanding of best practices for the sector.

This year, we’re rolling out our new look and expanded offerings at Grounded Solutions Network as we transition away from the respective websites and bring everything our members and partners need into one, central place right here.

We’ll be sharing more about our evolving ideas for how we will work together to meet our collective goals, influence the nation and realize our vision: Thriving, inclusive communities that last.


For now, please continue to utilize the resources found on our former sites.


Our Values


We promote models that create strong, lasting communities. When communities are inclusive, all people have access to safe places to live and are empowered to shape their neighborhoods into places with opportunities for everyone to thrive.

Equity & Justice

Our country is deeply divided between those who have access to opportunity and those who do not. We promote models that break down inequity and give hardworking families a chance. Communities that are integrated and equitable are healthier and more sustainable for everyone.


Displacement and gentrification are tough realities, but they are not inevitable. We know what works to ensure that growth benefits all. We connect people with these proven solutions as well as with the tools and networks they need to implement them.


We prioritize housing solutions that will be affordable for the long term. It’s not enough to just create housing; we need to preserve affordability and safeguard the public investment for generations to come.


At the heart of our work is the national network of members and practitioners we serve. When we foster connections and share best practices between experts, it helps us all work more effectively. Building connections is one of the key ways we work to help advance the national movement towards equitable communities.

Our work is successful because we offer solutions and advocate for policies that work.

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