Celebrating Supportive Housing Excellence in California!

On Wednesday night CSH celebrated excellence in supportive housing with a dinner and awards event at the Marriott City Center in Oakland, California. The event was attended by over 100 supportive housing industry providers, developers, supporters and partners.

CSH Champion Awards were presented to three individuals whose work has greatly contributed to the growth and strength of the supportive housing industry.

Jonathan Hunter and CSH Champion Award Recipients

The award recipients included:

  • Toni Atkins, California State Assembly Member, 76th District
  • Elaine deColigny, Executive Director, EveryOne Home
  • Marvin J. Southard, D.S.W., Director, LA County Department of Mental Health


Awards were also presented to two supportive housing projects in California that demonstrated excellence in design as well as operations and management & service delivery.

The award winner in the Design category was L.A. Family Housing’s Palo Verde Apartments and was accepted by  Stephanie Klasky-Gamer and presented by John Silber, AIA Principal of Silber Archictects Inc..

of LA Family l.a. family housing’s Palo Verde Apartments in Sun ValleyThe finalists in the category included:

- Mercy Housing's Mission Creek - San Francisco
- A Community of Friends & Path Ventures' Villas at Gower - Los Angeles
-Jamboree Housing Inc.'s Doria Apartments -  Irvine

The Operations and Management & Service Delivery winner was Mercy Housing's Boulevard Court Apartments in Sacramento. The award presented by Libby Boyce of the LA County CEO’s Office and accepted by Racheal Frederick-Vijay, Director of Supportive Housing-Programs and Coordination of Boulevard Court Apartments.
Libby Boyce with Racheal Frederick-Vijay of Boulevard Court Apartments

The finalists in the category included:

- Cloudbreak Westside Residence 2 - Inglewood
- Venice Community Housing Horizon Apartments - Venice
- Mercy Housing Mission Creek -  San Francisco


The evening's entertainment was provided by The Sky Line High School Jazz band. The awards presented to the Champions and Supportive Housing Project winners were custom-made mosaics, created by Piece by Piece. The artists of Piece by Piece, are residents in the under served communities of Los Angeles, including those in supportive housing, and receive a significant portion of the proceeds from the sales of their work.


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