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 823 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 2018, our Housing Resource Center (HRC) took 19,843 calls ranging from people seeking utility help to those seeking assistance in a housing crisis. We assisted 2,727 people with home buyer education. CHN assists people with a disability, and their family, in creating successful long-term housing plans.
Members of the executive team, from left, Carrie Mendoza, Kirsten Elliott, Marc Craig and Dawn Calnen, gathered for the groundbreaking of Jefferson Oaks, Oak Park. The 60 new-home community, including the adaptive reuse of a formerly vacant school, is nearly completed.
Our Housing Resource Center team received 22,471 calls in 2017, ranging from people seeking utility help to those seeking assistance in a housing crisis.
Completing a large project calls for a celebration and a photo in front of the black-velvet Elvis picture in the Development department.
Management arranged a surprise visit of the Kona Ice truck on a hot summer afternoon and all welcomed the icy treats.