Indiana Supportive Housing Institute Finale & Awards
CSH and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) recognized outstanding achievement in supportive housing design, delivery and advancement across the Hoosier State at the finale of the Indiana Supportive Housing Institute. Four individuals were recognized for going above and beyond to ensure quality supportive housing is available to the most vulnerable in Indiana. Honorees receiving the Design & Delivery, Management Leadership and Development awards are all alumni of the Supportive Housing Institute. Supportive housing champion Ray Lay has been a long time advocate using his voice to share his experiences in supportive housing to advance it across the state.
The finale celebration also represented the culmination of months of training for seven supportive housing development teams who will now be on their way to creating their supportive housing projects refined during the Institute process.
CSH and IHCDA was thrilled to have Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch join us for the event where she noted, “As you know, IHCDA and CSH have graduated eight classes of teams that have together created over 1,400 units of supportive housing across the state of Indiana through the institute. Each of you have made the commitment to the institute process and have joined this prestigious group of community organizations, municipalities and housing providers. This year’s institute is particularly unique because there is a twofold focus. First, on serving persons experiencing homelessness with substance use disorders and secondly, youth experiencing homelessness. These are both very serious, growing challenges, and I am pleased you are helping us address them here in Indiana.”
The Excellence in Supportive Housing Service Design and Delivery Award
Recognizing the efforts of an agency, individual or public employee who has demonstrated leadership in the design and delivery of services in supportive housing. Awarded to Lia Hicks with Adult & Child Health for going above and beyond to ensure high quality services are provided to tenants in supportive housing.
The Supportive Housing Management Leadership Award
Recognizing the efforts of an agency, individual or public employee who has demonstrated leadership in the design and delivery of property management in supportive housing. Awarded to Award was given to Stacy Carlisle with Valenti Real Estate for going above and beyond to ensure high quality property management is provided to tenants in supportive housing.
To be eligible for the Service Design & Management Awards, the individual or agency must be an alumnus of the Indiana Supportive Housing Institute and successfully partnered on at least one supportive housing program that embraces a housing first approach.
The Excellence in Supportive Housing Development Award
Recognizing a developer that has demonstrated his or her commitment to furthering the mission of ending homelessness through supportive housing in Indiana. award was given to Sheryl Sharpe on behalf of Chuck Heintzelman with Milestone Ventures for embracing the principles of housing first and exemplify the spirit of working collaboratively with service providers and other non-profit partners to provide high quality housing.
To be eligible, the developer must be an alumnus of the Indiana Supportive Housing Institute and must have successfully completed at least one supportive housing development in Indiana.
Supportive Housing Community Champion Award
Recognizing the efforts of an agency, elected official or public employee who has demonstrated leadership in facilitating supportive housing projects and programs in the State of Indiana. Awarde to Ray Lay for demonstrating leadership, action and a commitment that has affected change in the supportive housing field.
2018 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute Teams
Lead: Centerstone Indiana
Participating Organizations: Milner and Caringella, Inc.
Development Location: Bloomington
Lead: Kids in Crisis- Intervention Team, Inc. (KIC-IT)
Participating Organizations: Pioneer Development Services, Inc.; Valenti Real Estate Services, Inc., Adult & Child Health, No Place to Call Home
Development Location: Johnson County
Lead: Kokomo Housing Authority
Participating Organizations: Four County Counseling Center; Advantix Development Corporation; Flaherty and Collins Properties
Development Location: Kokomo
Lead: Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.
Participating Organizations: Youth and Family Health Network; Integrated Wellness, LLC
Development Location: Lebanon
Lead: BWI, LLC
Participating Organizations: LifeSpring Health Systems, BIC
Development Location: New Albany
Lead: Englewood Community Development Corporation
Participating Organizations: Merchants Affordable Housing Corp.; Outreach, Inc; Adult and Child Health
Development Location: Indianapolis
Lead: Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana/Kentucky, Inc
Participating Organizations: TWG Development, LLC; TWG Management, LLC
Development Location: Indianapolis
The outstanding training team from CSH & IHCDA