CHN recently celebrated its 1,000th family who became a homeowner through its Lease Purchase Program. The nationally replicated program offers a 15-year pathway to home ownership for low-income families who could not otherwise afford to purchase a home. Read More.
This past year, CHN intentionally focused our attention on new ways to leverage the delivery of housing stability services that in the years to come, will lead to deeper solutions to interrupt and break the cycle of poverty. We invite you to learn more about CHN’s recent work in these areas by taking a few…Details
A few months ago, Kevin had a decision to make – continue a successful career in the corporate sector, or use his talents to benefit a Cleveland non-profit. Kevin chose the latter. An expert in affordable housing and community development, Kevin has a passion for using stable housing as a means to build lives and…Details
Lisa McGovern has worked in the affordable housing industry for 20 years, beginning as a property manager for CHN’s scattered site portfolio. She spent 10 years working in development in Seattle and Cleveland, where she completed $100M in real estate development including multifamily and commercial buildings. Most recently, she worked at a regional bank as…Details
In June 2015, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) announced its 2015 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) awards which included two awards to CHN Housing Partners. The first, Emerald Alliance IX, is a permanent supportive housing building for Cuyahoga County’s Housing First Initiative, to be located at E. 131st and Miles Avenue in the…Details
CHN Housing Partners helped 28,004 households reduce their housing costs by an average $1,293 in 2013. That’s according to a study conducted as part of its strategic plan. The plan outlines a comprehensive strategy to help low-income families—and the neighborhoods in which they live—to achieve greater economic success. The plan calls for moving the needle…Details
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CHN has been part of a national two-year pilot called The Power of Rent Reporting. Led by Credit Builders Alliance, the pilot enrolled 1,255 individuals from 8 affordable housing organizations to test whether rent reporting to Experian Rent Bureau can be successful as a credit-building strategy for low-income families. CHN enrolled over 500 of its…Details
With a recent three-year award from Dominion East Ohio (DEO), CHN will provide 5,700 struggling families with warmer and safer homes over the next three years. CHN was awarded the contract in early 2015 to offer Dominion’s Housewarming Program to qualifying low-income customers of the utility company. The program provides an in-home energy audit that…Details