Indiana Supportive Housing Institute Finale & Awards

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

CSH Receives $50,000 from Central Indiana Community Foundation

Earlier this spring, The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), announced the allocation of $2,007,580 to not-for-profit organizations that work in Marion County, Indiana. These recent grants support 40 initiatives related to access to transportation, housing, healthy youth, education, arts and culture, and workplace opportunities for people with disabilities.

CSH is grateful to be a recipient of one of these grants. Our Indiana team has earmarked the $50,000 we received from CICF to help deploy our expertise in developing high-quality supportive housing in Indianapolis.

This effort will align with Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett’s call to find housing for 400 homeless individuals as quickly as possible.

Mayor Hogsett has committed his administration to providing 400 more homeless residents with permanent affordable housing, something that CSH and other advocates have demonstrated there is need for throughout Indianapolis.

“If our intent is to foster the well-being of all people, we cannot continue to walk past our most vulnerable neighbors,” Mayor Hogsett said when announcing the goal. “When reported numbers indicate an increase in homelessness from one year to the next, it is time for a community-wide call to action.”

Indiana Supportive Housing Institute Underway!

CSH and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) are working with teams from six Indiana communities participating in the 2018 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute. Communities include: Bloomington, Johnson County, Kokomo, Lebanon, New Albany and two groups in Indianapolis. Since the first Institute began several years ago, eight classes of teams have graduated, resulting in over 1,400 supportive housing units added or under development in the state. This year’s Institute is made possible through the generosity of several sponsors, including:

  • Anthem – Premier Sponsor
  • Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction – Champion Sponsor
  • Ice Miller, LLP – Community Builder
  • Indiana Federal Home Loan Bank – Community Builder
  • CareSource – Community Builder
  • MHS Indiana – Community Builder
  • Butler Human Services – Friend

Over the next five months, the seven teams selected from the six Indiana communities will work closely with CSH and IHCDA through a series of targeted training and group exercises. They also will be provided technical assistance and presented with pre-development financing opportunities. The Institute will culminate with the Finale in May where teams will present their plans to create supportive housing to a group of public and private investors. Participating 2018 teams:

Team Lead: Centerstone Indiana
Participating Organizations: Milner and Caringella, Inc.
Development Location: Bloomington

Team Lead: Kids in Crisis- Intervention Team, Inc. (KIC-IT)
Participating Organizations: Pioneer Development Services, Inc.; Valenti Real Estate Services, Inc., CR Morphew Consulting LLC, United Way of Johnson County Development
Development Location: Johnson County

Team Lead: Kokomo Housing Authority
Participating Organizations: Four County Counseling Center; Advantix Development Corporation; Flaherty and Collins Properties
Development Location: Kokomo

Team Lead: Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.
Participating Organizations: Youth and Family Health Network; Integrated Wellness, LLC
Development Location: Lebanon

Team Lead: BWI, LLC
Participating Organizations: LifeSpring Health Systems
Development Location: New Albany

Team Lead: Englewood Community Development Corporation
Participating Organizations: Merchants Affordable Housing Corp.; Outreach, Inc; Adult and Child Health
Development Location: Indianapolis

Team Lead: Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana/Kentucky, Inc.
Participating Organizations: TWG Development, LLC; TWG Management, LLC
Development Location: Indianapolis

Teams announced for the 9th Annual Indiana Permanent Supportive Housing Institute

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) announced today that teams from six Indiana communities will be participating in the 2018 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute. Communities include: Bloomington, Johnson County, Kokomo, Lebanon, New Albany and two groups in Indianapolis.

“The Institute continues to be an extraordinary opportunity for these organizations to develop detailed, individualized supportive housing plans,” said Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch who serves as IHCDA’s board chair. “It also provides a network of support for housing partners so they can better navigate the process of developing permanent supportive housing.”

Over the next five months, these 7 teams will work closely with IHCDA and CSH through a series of targeted training and group exercises. They will also be provided technical assistance and presented with pre-development financing opportunities. The Institute will culminate with the Finale in May where teams will present their plans to a group of public and private investors.

Provided below is a list of organizations participating in this year’s Institute:

Team Lead: Centerstone Indiana
Participating Organizations: Milner and Caringella, Inc.
Development Location: Bloomington

Team Lead: Kids in Crisis- Intervention Team, Inc. (KIC-IT)
Participating Organizations: Pioneer Development Services, Inc.; Valenti Real Estate Services, Inc., CR Morphew Consulting LLC, United Way of Johnson County Development
Location: Johnson County

Team Lead: Kokomo Housing Authority
Participating Organizations: Four County Counseling Center; Advantix Development Corporation; Flaherty and Collins Properties
Development Location: Kokomo

Team Lead: Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.
Participating Organizations: Youth and Family Health Network; Integrated Wellness, LLC
Development Location: Lebanon

Team Lead: BWI, LLC
Participating Organizations: LifeSpring Health Systems
Development Location: New Albany

Team Lead: Englewood Community Development Corporation
Participating Organizations: Merchants Affordable Housing Corp.; Outreach, Inc; Adult and Child Health
Location: Indianapolis

Team Lead: Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana/Kentucky, Inc.
Participating Organizations: TWG Development, LLC; TWG Management, LLC
Development Location: Indianapolis

Since the initiative began, eight classes of teams have graduated, resulting in over over 1,400 permanent supportive housing units added or under development in the state. This has helped to contribute to a significant (38%) reduction in chronic homelessness in Indiana. Permanent supportive housing, or housing first, also provides support services for individuals suffering from drug addiction.

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The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), chaired by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, provides housing opportunities, promotes self-sufficiency and strengthens communities in order to build an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for all Hoosiers in the community of their choice. For more information, visit www.ihcda.in.gov or www.in.gov/myihcda.

CSH looks to advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities. In Indiana, CSH works closely with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to stimulate the creation of supportive housing for fragile individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. https://www.csh.org.

IL Candidates Talk Vision for Supportive Housing

CSH along with the Illinois Supportive Housing Providers Association and Chicago Coalition to End Homelessness hosted a forum with candidates for IL’s Governor and Lt. Governor, running in the upcoming 2018 election.

Lt. Governor candidates State Rep Letisa Wallace, &  Ra Joy and Gubernatorial candidate Superintendent Bob Daiber,  all spoke to their vision of supportive housing and human services funding in the Illinois budget.  The live event was broadcast online and on Facebook. You can watch the Forum on CSH’s Facebook page.

Picutred L-R David Esposito, ED, Supportive Housing Providers Association, LT. Governor candidate State Rep Letisa Wallace , Lt. Governor Candidate Ra Joy , Superintendent Bob Daiber, Candidate for Gov.

 

 

 

 

As 501(c)(3) nonprofits, we do not endorse candidates for office, but we intend for this
forum to help illuminate each candidate’s view and understanding of supportive housing
and human services generally.

Indiana Institute Wants You!

2018 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute Seeking Applicants

Building on the success of several similar initiatives offered jointly by the two organizations, CSH and the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA) are leveraging their longstanding partnership to co-sponsor the 2018 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute.

The 2018 Institute will position development teams from across the state to capitalize on knowledge and financing to create more supportive housing.  An RFP has been released and Institute teams must consist of, at minimum, a supportive service provider partner, a non-profit housing developer/owner partner, and a property management partner.

Orientation Webinar
CSH and IHCDA will provided an orientation webinar for prospective respondents to the RFP on October 27. Download the presentation slides.

We’re also providing a link to Determining Homeless Status of Youth as discussed on the overview webinar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Download the 2018 Institute FAQ & Clarifications.

Have Additional Questions?
General questions about this notice can be directed to Matt Rayburn (mrayburn@ihcda.in.gov).
Specific questions about the RFP requirements and application process should be directed in writing to Lori Phillips-Steele (lori.phillips-steele@csh.org).

The application deadline is December 4, 2017.

2017 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute Unleashes Development Potential

Five supportive housing development teams from across the Hoosier state have completed the 2017 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute hosted by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and CSH. Plans to develop supportive housing were presented by teams from Elkhart, Plymouth, Indianapolis, Martinsville and Columbus.

“The process of creating this type of affordable housing can be incredibly complex,” said Jacob Sipe, Executive Director of IHCDA. “Through the Institute we, along with CSH, have the unique opportunity to work alongside development teams, before they submit a funding application, to support them in their efforts to create housing that will benefit individuals and families experiencing long-term and chronic homelessness.”

Started in 2008, the Indiana Supportive Housing Institute is a partnership between IHCDA and CSH. The Institute is the signature vehicle for creating new units of supportive housing across Indiana.

“Our strong partnership with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has ensured the success and growth of the Institute model to a point where it’s now being replicated to create even more supportive housing in our state,” said Lori Phillips-Steele, CSH Director in Indiana. “The Institute produces local, community-based teams that are ready, willing and able to advance supportive housing. The winners are those facing homelessness who, as a result of the intense training that propels our teams forward, will find a home and support services keeping them housed, healthy and moving toward better lives.”

The five teams are made up of the following partners:

Elkhart: Oaklawn, LaCasa and the City of Elkhart

Plymouth: Bradley Company, Bowen Center, Garden Court, the City of Plymouth and Plymouth Community Schools

Indianapolis: Partners In Housing Development Corporation, Midtown Mental Health, Adult & Child, Gennesaret Clinic, and Community Construction

Martinsville: LIFEDesigns, Milestone Ventures, Home Bank, Valenti Real Estate and South Central Community Action Program

Columbus: Thrive Alliance, Centerstone, and the City of Columbus

In addition to IHCDA and CSH, the Institute depends on the generosity and commitment of local sponsors for support. Sponsors for the 2017 Institute included: Premier Sponsors Anthem, Indiana Family and Social Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction; Supportive Housing Partners Cinnaire and CareSource; Community Builders MDWise, Kuhl & Grant, LLP, PNC and Ice Miller; Friends of the Institute Butler Human Services, Old National Bank (ONB), and Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (FHLBI).

The Indiana Supportive Housing Institute is an important element of the Indiana Permanent Supportive Housing Initiative (IPSHI), which was launched by IHCDA and CSH in 2008 to further the strategy to end long-term and recurring homelessness. The focus is on funding lasting solutions instead of stop-gap programs.

Since the initiative began, seven classes of teams have graduated, resulting in over 1,400 permanent supportive housing units added or under development in the state. This has helped to contribute to a significant (38%) reduction in chronic homelessness in Indiana.

 

 

 

Indianapolis Integrated Supportive Housing Initiative

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, has released two Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Indianapolis Integrated Supportive Housing Initiative.  Through new construction and rehabilitation of existing structures, the new initiative will create 500 units of affordable housing. 

The RFQs, which were released July 28, 2017, seek four development teams and one community-based development organization to participate. Responses for both RFQs are due by August 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

Upon selection, the teams will participate in a three-day learning workshop to develop project concepts alongside IHCDA, the City of Indianapolis, CSH and the Coalition for Homelessness & Prevention (CHIP).

Access the full RFQ for developers by clicking here. Access the full RFQ for a community-based development organization by clicking here.

Seeking Applicants for the 2017 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute

CSH and the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA) have once again partnered together to offer the 2017 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute (“2017 Institute”).

The 2017 Institute will address creating supportive housing end homelessness.  Teams completing the Institute will be eligible to apply for non-competitive IHCDA HOME and Housing Trust Fund grants for capital funding.  The 2017 Institute will not be used to develop Rental Housing Tax Credit developments.

CSH has released a Request for Proposals (“The RFP”) for teams interested in participating in the 2017 Institute.  Applications must be submitted in accordance with the requirements of the RFP, by the deadlines below:

     –Letters of Interest are due by Friday September 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

     –Full Applications are due by Monday December 5, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. EST.

FAQs & Clarifications (click to download)

Orientation Webinar
CSH and IHCDA held an orientation webinar for prospective respondents to the RFP on September 16.

Playback the webinar recording.

Download the PowerPoint. 

Questions
General questions about this notice can be directed to Matt Rayburn (mrayburn@ihcda.in.gov) or Rodney Stockment (rstockment@ihcda.in.gov).

Specific questions about the RFP requirements and application process should be directed to Kathie Vida (kathie.vida@csh.org).

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

SiNMPCTLogoWEBnce 2012, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has been a valuable partner with CSH, bringing hope to vulnerable people in Arizona and Indiana.

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust seeks to help people in need, especially women, children and families; and to enrich community life in the metropolitan areas of Indianapolis and Phoenix.

Three of their grants awarded to CSH underpin our collaboration with the Valley of the Sun United Way, and its community partners in Phoenix, to create and manage up to 300 supportive housing units for chronically homeless individuals. The Valley of the Sun United Way committed to developing a total of 1000 supportive housing units, and thanks to partners and supporters such as the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, they are nearly three quarters of the way to achieving their goal. Hundreds of formerly chronic homeless individuals in Phoenix now have a safe place to call home and are on the path to regain stability and independence because of this progress.

In Indianapolis, a grant awarded to CSH from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust in 2015 helped ensure the opening of Penn Place, a 38-unit supportive housing apartment complex that serves people facing chronic homelessness and those who are frequent users of emergency, crisis services.

At Penn Place, the most vulnerable are housed first and surrounded by the support services they need to manage chronic health conditions, including mental health and substance use, navigate the red tape involved in getting veterans benefits or other entitlements, and learn how to live in a community setting again, with its rights and responsibilities. Because housing at Penn Place is used as a platform for recovery and well-being, there are on-site clinics operated by Eskenazi Pedigo Health Center and Midtown Mental Health.

Penn Place incorporates the harm reduction approach, which helps residents of supportive housing reduce the harm associated with risky activities by incorporating practical techniques and strategies. While it is most often associated with substance use, harm reduction encompasses a wide range of recovery-oriented goals. While many conventional shelters or housing have rigid intake processes focused on “screening out” residents, harm reduction in supportive housing emphasizes inclusive, direct access to a home, switching the emphasis from program-centric to person-centric.

The coordinated care found at Penn Place and in the supportive housing in Phoenix gives the residents the best chance for success by addressing the root causes of their homelessness in a safe, stable environment, providing them a firm foundation for recovery.

Thanks to generous investments from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, new supportive housing units in Phoenix and Indianapolis are becoming the homes people have hoped for and changing the trajectory of their lives.