Apply for the Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia 

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), Region 5, and the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND), in collaboration with state and local partners, are excited to announce the first multi-regional Supportive Housing Institute in Virginia beginning this August 2023.

This is an exciting opportunity for supportive service providers, housing developers, and property/asset managers in the NoVA (Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William) and Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, Eastern Shore, Hampton-Newport News, Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Western Tidewater, Williamsburg) regions to receive over 10 days of practical training and individualized technical assistance on developing supportive housing. Additionally, each project team participating in the Institute will have access to up to $310,000 in grant funding to help support the successful initiation and development of high-quality supportive and affordable housing.

Download The Request For Applications

Download The Application

Please note that you can email shi.va@csh.org to get a copy of the application in Microsoft Word format.

The CSH Institute has a strong record of accomplishment across the country, with graduates experiencing an 80% success rate in bringing projects into operation. The Institute will provide targeted training and technical assistance to both new and experienced development teams. Teams receive intensive training over 4 months including individualized technical assistance and support to assist in planning quality projects. CSH Subject matter experts from across the state and the country, in partnership with local expertise, will provide insight on coordinating services and property management, asset management, building a race equity culture, financing, funding and trauma-informed design.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2023, by 5 pm.

The Application Review Team will evaluate all proposals and notify applicants of their selection by July 15-20, 2023. Submission of an application represents a commitment for the team to attend all Institute sessions. The application must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submission: Submit an electronic copy of the application and the attachments in PDF form to CSH by email to: shi.va@csh.org.

Questions: If you have questions about this application, please contact: CSH at shi.va@csh.org.

The 2023 Institute is made possible by the VA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and VA Region 5 Community Services Boards. Thanks to the support of DBHDS and Region 5 and their commitment to supportive housing, the Institute is offered free of charge to participants.

Thank you to our partners:

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