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American Indian Supportive Housing Initiative (AISHI)

CSH partners with Tribal Nations and American Indian organizations to develop affordable housing linked to services to end homelessness. We blend tested supportive housing models with tribal culture and traditional service approaches to build programs that work in American Indian communities.

Working closely with tribal leaders, state and federal government representatives, and American Indian nonprofits and community members, we provide:

  • Technical assistance tailored for Tribal Nations and American Indian nonprofit organizations.
  • Training and capacity building to strengthen their ability to develop, manage and operate supportive housing.
  • Expertise and resources to address development and operation challenges.
  • Low-cost loans and grants to spur the development of new supportive housing projects.
  • Advocacy and policy reform to address barriers to supportive housing and bring resources to tribes and American Indian organizations.

 

AISHI is guided by our Leadership Council, which includes elected tribal leaders, state tribal liaisons and urban Indian professionals. We’re already seeing success:

  • We helped developed 15 supportive housing programs on and off tribal lands, including Dream Catcher Homes, the U.S.’s first within an Indian Nation.
  • We invested approximately $3.2 million in equity and $1.6 in loans and grants for supportive housing projects.
  • Our work with Minnesota State government resulted in over a third of available supportive housing funding awarded to American Indian groups in 2008 and 2009.
  • We leveraged close to $25 million for supportive housing projects.
  • We led over 25 joint training sessions and presentations, and engaged the HUD Office of Native American Programs.

 

We aim to expand the initiative to end homelessness in American Indian communities across the country. Contact us at aishi@csh.org to learn about how the initiative can work in your community.

The American Indian Supportive Housing Initiative is a partnership between CSH, Enterprise Community Partners, and American Indian Tribes and nonprofit organizations. Interesting in funding AISHI? Download our AISHI Introduction for Funders.

 

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