Community Housing Network strengthens communities by connecting people to housing resources. We collaborate with community partners to provide inclusive long-term housing for vulnerable residents of our community. This includes people who are homeless, have a disability, are victims of domestic violence or sex trafficking and/or have low-income. We help provide the opportunity to live as fully integrated, participating citizens. Our principal belief is that inclusive communities help in the deconcentration of poverty and creation of successful, stronger, more vibrant neighborhoods. We have developed 711 units of affordable housing since we began in 2001. As the largest permanent supportive housing provider in Oakland and Macomb counties, we work closely with HUD and others addressing homelessness. In 2016, our Housing Resource Center (HRC) took 24,517 calls ranging from utility help to foreclosure and we assisted 159 households in mortgage or property tax delinquency and 805 with home buyer education. We assist people with a disability, and their family, in creating successful long-term housing plans.
CHN team members gather for a photo after receiving hooded rain jackets with our logo. CHN logo wear is provided for all employees once or twice a year.
Members of the CHN executive team, community partners and investors break ground for Jefferson Oaks in Oak Park. The 60-home development will include the adaptive reuse of the vacant Thomas Jefferson School into 20 homes as well as 40 town homes to be built on the campus.
Some of the CHN staff gathered in front of the Diego Rivera mural at the DIA after a breakout session of Visual Thinking Strategy (VTS) session on our summer retreat. VTS showed us how everyone can look at the same piece of art and yet see different things. We can apply what we learned when dealing with situations at the office.
CHN team members stay current on CPR techniques. Training sessions on a multitude of subjects are held throughout the year including this one from the American Heart Association on First Aid, CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens.