Permanent Supportive Housing
CHN is helping to end chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County through permanent supportive housing. Since CHN developed the first project in 2006 for the local Housing First Initiative, long-term homelessness has dropped an astounding 86%. The model provides housing first, and unconditionally, followed by support services – giving individuals all the independence they can handle with the support they need to integrate back into their communities. While there are over 40 partners working together, operating partners include Enterprise Community Partners in partnership with Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services (coalition leader/conveners), CHN (lead developer and owner), EDEN, Inc. (property manager and co-owner), FrontLine Service (lead service provider), Care Alliance (mobile health clinic provider).