Permanent Housing Case Study

Knowing that examples of permanent housing can be hard to find in rural communities, Collaborative Solutions reached out to our many partners and friends and collected 20 case studies of permanent housing models that work. Included in these case studies are examples from diverse communities across the country. Collaborative Solutions would like to thank the developers, organizations, and tribes that contributed to these case studies. Should you have questions about any of these case studies, or if you have an example of a successful permanent housing model in your rural community that you think we should highlight, please reach out to Valencia Moss at valencia@collaborative-solutions.net for more information

  • Presbyterian Home for Children (PHFC), Talladega, Alabama, Affordable Housing for Individuals who are Deaf, Blind, or Deafblind
    Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind is responsible for the program services which include Home Management/Cooking Classes, Health Education and Promotion, Money Management/Financial Planning, and Personal Safety.
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  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Towaoc, Colorado, Supportive Housing for At-Risk of and/or Homeless Ute Tribal members
    A multitude of service providers partners together to provide culturally appropriate support services and onsite case management to Tribal members.
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  • Avalon Housing, Chelsea, Michigan, Affordable and Supportive Housing units for homeless individuals with special needs
    Services are provided by both Avalon Housing and Faith in Action. Avalon acts as the lead provider and Faith in Action complements the services that Avalon provides.
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  • Makah Indian Reservation, Neah Bay, Washington, Supportive Housing for Tribal Communities
    Sail River Longhouse operates from a Housing First model, with an overarching goal of tenants receiving needed addiction and/or mental health treatment to heal and reunify with their families and reintegrate into their Tribal community.
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  • Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, St. Paul, Minnesota, Supportive Housing for Homeless Youth
    Wraparound services provided onsite to tenants to help build needed skills for self-sufficiency, including, but not limited to: case management, employment readiness training, educational support, financial coaching, health care (including domestic violence services), childcare and preschool assistance, and behavioral health services.
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  • American Family Housing, Midway City, California, Shipping Container Housing for the Veterans and the Chronically Homeless
    American Family Housing provides onsite supportive services and the Veterans Administration provides medical and mental health services to tenants.
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  • Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority, Lancaster, Ohio, Targeted Supportive Housing for Families Impacted by Addiction
    Services are offered both on- and offsite to tenants and broken into four categories: Food and Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Children’s Programming, and Family Programming.
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  • Housing Authority of Henry County, Henry County, Illinois, Affordable and Supportive Housing for Vulnerable Seniors
    Bridgeway, Inc. provides supportive services for tenants, including psychiatric and counseling services, nursing, employment programs, and crisis intervention. Bridgeway also provides an onsite case manager to ensure ongoing support to tenants.
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  • Local Solutions, Mount Desert Island, Maine, Supportive Housing for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Adults
    Supportive services are available to tenants onsite, including assistance with independent living skills, employment navigation and opportunities, and community engagement. VOA is funded through the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to provide onsite staff at the Parish House and manage service delivery to tenants.
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  • Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE), Mobile, Alabama, Supportive Housing for At-Risk or Homeless Veteran Households
    Volunteers of America Southeast and the Veterans Administration (VA) partner together to offer supportive services offsite for tenants. The VA provides case management services for tenants, while both organizations refer and connect tenants to needed services not provided through VOASE or the VA.
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  • NeighborWorks Umpqua (NWU)
    An onsite case manager will provide 24/7 availability and individualized restorative services and referrals and work closely with Tribal programs and community service providers to identify needs and develop a case plan to address and resolve issues using a Trauma Informed Care approach.
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  • Mississippi United to End Homelessness (MUTEH)
    All tenants are seen in their homes multiple times during the week. MUTEH uses three main supportive service activities which include outreach, housing search, and case management.
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  • The Right Place, Anniston, Alabama
    Services are provided by The Right Place staff both in the homes and in the co-located office onsite. Services include transportation assistance, budgeting, assistance attending medical appointments, and other general case management services.
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  • Greater Greenville Housing and Revitalization Association, Inc. (GGHRA)
    GGHRA partners with various other organizations to provide budget/financial counseling services, workforce training opportunities, transportation services, etc.
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  • Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE)
    Nonprofit and faith-based agencies partner to provide a range of services that are often needed among the low-income, rural, senior population
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  • Council of Community Services
    In coordination with the Department of Family Services (DFS), the primary goals of the Way Station II project are self-sufficiency, permanent housing, and family reunification.
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  • Housing Solutions of Greene County (HSGC)
    HSGC’s primary mission is to house individuals with mental health diagnoses and co-occurring substance use disorders.
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  • Briermost Foundation, North Royalton, Ohio, Recovery Housing for Women
    Services are provided onsite and include a mixture of support related to recovery and practical management of the farm. The project is considered level II in the National Association of Recovery Residence (NARR) standards
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  • Tapestry Development Group, Blackshear, Georgia, Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors and those Living with Disabilities
    Village at Blackshear is in a rural town with a population of approximately 3,000 people. The project was being managed by a local nonprofit until the Tapestry Development Group, based out of Decatur, Georgia, offered to update and rehabilitate the facility.
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  • Acadiana Cares, Lafayette, Louisiana, Supportive Housing for Low-Income Clients Living with HIV/AIDS
    Before Acadiana Cares embarked on developing supportive housing in the local area, there were few decent, safe, and affordable housing units available for low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS
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Affordable and Rural Housing

Resources

Messaging Matters

Websites with Great Communication Information

Center for Community Change: www.communitychange.org

Frameworks Institute: www.frameworksinstitute.org

National Housing Conference (Housing Communications tab): www.nhc.org

Sightline Institute: www.sightline.org

Website with Great Information on Housing Campaigns

Housing Trust Fund Project: https://housingtrustfundproject.org/

HOME: A PATHWAY TO HEALTH EQUITY THROUGH HOUSING

St. Petersburg, Fla. (September 27, 2018) – Today, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg released a new, in-depth report that explores how income, race, and an insufficient supply of housing at a variety of affordability levels are barriers to achieving a safe and healthy home for thousands of Pinellas County (FL) residents.

Collaborative Solutions, Inc. an Alabama-based national research and training firm that supports the need for stable housing, is pleased to play an integral role in the planning process and development of the report, Home: A Pathway to Health Equity through Housing [https://bit.ly/2QqpC8D]; which is a joint project developed with the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. 

Although Pinellas County (FL) is primary focus of this report, issues addressed and recommendations are expected to be applicable to other communities across the country.  

  • The Gap_A Shortage of Affordable Homes 2018_National Low Income Housing Coalition
    One of the biggest barriers to economic stability for families in the United States struggling to make ends meet is the severe shortage of affordable rental homes.
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  • Housing Infographic-The Four As of Housing and Faces of Housing Insecurity
    KEY CHALLENGES FACING PINELLAS COUNTY IN FOUR MEASURES OF HOUSING STABILITY
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  • County Health Rankings_2018 Florida State Report_Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation (based on the model to the right), County Health Rankings & Roadmaps(CHR&R) illustrates what we know when it comes to what is keeping people healthy or making them sick and shows what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. CHR&R brings actionable data, evidence, guidance and stories to communities to make it easier for people to be healthy in their neighborhoods, schools and workplaces.
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  • Home: A Pathway to Health Equity through Housing Full Report
    St. Petersburg, Fla. (September 27, 2018) – Today, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg released a new, in-depth report that explores how income, race, and an insufficient supply of housing at a variety of affordability levels are barriers to achieving a safe and healthy home for thousands of Pinellas County (FL) residents. Collaborative Solutions, Inc. an Alabama-based national research and training firm that supports the need for stable housing, is pleased to play an integral role in the planning process and development of the report, Home: A Pathway to Health Equity through Housing [https://bit.ly/2QqpC8D]; which is a joint project developed with the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. Although Pinellas County (FL) is primary focus of this report, issues addressed and recommendations are expected to be applicable to other communities across the country.
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