Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) are excited to announce Oregon’s third Supportive Housing Institute (Institute). The 2023 Institute will help supportive housing partners learn how to navigate the complex process of developing housing with support services and reduce the time it takes to obtain funding for supportive housing by improving the planning, development, and initial project implementation process.

The Institute will have a primary focus of building the capacity of both new and experienced housing developers and service providers to serve populations experiencing chronic homelessness throughout Oregon.

Supportive Housing Institute Overview:

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 5-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, building a race equity culture, financing, funding and trauma-informed design.

The 2023 Institute is made possible by OHCS. Thanks to the support of OHCS and their commitment to supportive housing, the Institute is offered free of charge to participants.

Institute Benefits

Upon completion, participants in the Institute will have:

• A detailed, individualized supportive housing plan that can be used to apply for funding from multiple sources;
• Improved skills to create and operate existing supportive housing and develop new projects serving people who experience multiple barriers to housing;
• New and improved skills to operate 100% and integrated supportive housing;
• A strong, effective development, property management, and service team that leverages the strengths of each team member;
• A powerful network of peers and experts to assist in project development and to trouble-shoot problems;
• Post Institute technical assistance from CSH.

Submitting an Application

Application Deadline: Monday March 6th, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. PST. The Application Review Team will evaluate all proposals and notify applicants of their selection in early April. 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: Rae.Trotta@csh.org.

Questions: If you have questions on this application, please contact:

Rae Trotta
CSH Senior Program Manger
rae.trotta@csh.org

If you have questions for OHCS, please submit them via email to HCS.PSH@oregon.gov

An informational webinar will be held on Thursday February 9th, 2023 from 9 to 10 a.m. PST for prospective respondents to this application. Click here to register for the webinar. Recordings of completed informational webinars can be found here. Please reply to Rae Trotta, rae.trotta@csh.org with any questions regarding the webinar.

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