CHN is proud of its ability to maintain and grow its HUD-sponsored supportive housing/leasing assistance programs.
CHN Leasing Assistance Program facts:
- We provide more than 380 units of affordable rental housing and comprehensive supportive services, including case management and connection to available mainstream resources, for people with disabilities and their families.
- Among our 21 supportive housing program grants, we operate eight grants for people who are chronically homeless, providing scattered-site housing and intensive supportive services to 66 individuals. These are individuals who have repeatedly struggled with homelessness.
- In fiscal year 2010, our supportive housing/leasing assistance programs provided housing-related services to 350 adults and children who were previously homeless, in need and living with a disability. In that same year, we helped 77 individuals and families successfully exit our supportive housing programs to move on to greater self-sufficiency.
Several years ago, CHN saw a need to better prepare prospective supportive housing/leasing assistance program participants for apartment living, and created Renter Readiness Workshops. The workshops have been extremely effective in helping homeless participants with mental illness make a smoother transition from homelessness to housing. CHN has presented on the workshops to other organizations interested in this proactive approach.