February 2018
CHI Named as Finalist in 6th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards
CHI was named a finalist in the Innovation category in the 6th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards for its ground-breaking Transitional-to-Permanent Housing Program (TPH).

The Long Island Imagine Awards was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations.

Winners will be announced live at the awards gala at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Transitional-to-Permanent Housing (TPH) is a twelve-month program that answers a crying need for homeless families and individuals who need more than just an apartment to succeed. Emergency housing has one over-arching goal, which is to move the homeless into permanent housing as quickly as possible. However, many homeless people have barriers to keeping that housing, including mental illness and lack of life skills such as budgeting, that often result in a return to homelessness. The CHI TPH program serves as a “stepping stone” to permanent housing. It allows families and individuals to live in a CHI owned or leased home for up to one-year while they work with CHI case managers, meeting weekly to set and attain goals, including maintaining mental and physical health, staying substance free, obtaining employment and/or returning to school, with the ultimate goal of succeeding in permanent housing. 
Elementary Students Donate Valentine's Boxes
The children at Waverly Avenue Elementary School in Holtsville donated hundreds of Valentine's Boxes to children living in CHI emergency housing and other shelters across Suffolk County to spread love this Valentine's Day. Children put together the boxes, which include new books, school supplies, candy and snacks.
Can You Own Your Own Home?
Attend the Fair & Affordable Housing Expo 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018 ~ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Westchester County Center - 198 Central Avenue, White Plains

Attend workshops and meet with lenders, realtors and
not-for-profit organizations to guide you through the homeownership process

Attention Mortgage Lenders!
Please join us for a networking breakfast to discuss partnerships with CHI to provide grant assistance to
first-time home buyers.

Learn about CHI’s $25,000 grants for qualified first-time homebuyers and CHI’s education and counseling services. This session is designed to provide CHI’ grant program guidelines and how partnership with CHI can help your potential homebuyers. 

Thursday, March 13, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
Greenburg Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY 10523

Continental breakfast will be served. No fee to register.

How To Get $25,000 in Down Payment Assistance
to Buy Your First Home
Register for an Upcoming CHI
Homebuyer Orientation

March 1, 2018 in Westchester

March 15, 2018 on Long Island

Government cuts have made your assistance more vital than ever. Your financial support enables CHI to meet the increased need for housing and services, especially to the children of our communities. 

Community Housing Innovations, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing housing and human services that support social and economic independence.

With offices in White Plains, Patchogue and Hempstead